Acting and Dramatic Games Round And Round Went The Gallant Ship( Acting and Dramatic, Call and Response, Choreographed, Singing and Song )
This is a simple little game for very little children consisting simply in dancing around in a circle with clasped hands as the following verse is recited and “bobbing” down quickly as the ship goes to the bottom of the sea —
“Three times round went our gallant ship
And three times round went she
Three times round went our gallant ship
Then she sank to the bottom of the sea.”
A tumble as the ship goes down adds much to the spirit of the play.