I saw a ship a-sailing is a really funny nursery rhyme that kick-starts the kids' creativity. Just imagine that ship - with sails made of silk, masts of gold and a duck as captain.
Can you maybe come up with more details on how this ship actually looked like? The kids love talking about this!
I saw a ship a-sailing,
A-sailing on the sea.
And, oh, but it was laden
With pretty things for thee.
There were comfits in the cabin,
And apples in the hold,
The sails were made of silk,
And the masts were all of gold.
The four-and-twenty sailors,
That stood between the decks,
Were four-and-twenty white mice,
With chains about their necks.
The captain was a duck,
With a packet on his back,
And when the ship began to move,
The captain said, "Quack! Quack!"