Skinnamarink

"Skinnamarink" is our goodbye song in our Baby, Toddler, and Junior storytimes. It can be fun to sing at home, or a great tool to use to help your young child leave behind their comfort toy or friend/parent.

Opening Refrain
Skinna marinky dinky dink (hold right elbow, wave right hand bye bye)
Skinna marinky doo (hold left elbow, wave right hand bye bye)
I (point to eyes or heart)
Love (cross hands over heart)
You (point to someone else)
Repeat refrain twice before moving on to Verse.

Verse
I love you in the morning (hands touching overhead, arms making a hoop, rock slightly side to side)
and in the afternoon  (lower hoop to chest height, rock slightly side to side)
I love you in the evening (hoop now forms a cradle at waist level, rock slightly side to side)
underneath the moon (hands meet above head in original hoop position, rock slightly side to side)

Closing Refrain
Skinna marinky dinky dink (hold right elbow, wave right hand bye bye)
Skinna marinky doo (hold left elbow, wave right hand bye bye)
I (point to eyes or heart)
Love (cross hands over heart)
You (point to someone else)
First repeat Refrain three times.

  • After first time through: [I love your singing]
  • After second time through: [You’re all terrific]
  • After third time through: [We’ll see you next time] (wave goodbye)

Skinna marinky dinky dink (hold right elbow, wave right hand bye bye)
Skinna marinky doo (hold left elbow, wave right hand bye bye)
I (point to eyes or heart)
Love (cross hands over heart)
You, (put right hand out)
too! (put left hand out)
boo (bring fingers of right hand to lips)
boo (bring fingers of left hand to lips)
be do (blow kiss goodbye)

The Music

Great Big Hits 2 album coverIn storytime, the version of Skinnamarink we use comes from the music cd, Great Big Hits 2 by Sharon, Lois, and Bram. We do have a copy available for check out.

Find the Great Big Hits 2 in the Library.