The lady from Parents as Teachers taught us a fun little game and here the dad is doing it with the boys. They both love it and want us to do it over and over.
It goes like this:
(Child sits just in front of your knees, as Nick is doing in the picture. Ben is just sitting on his dad's lap, waiting his turn to ride the poor old horse.)
(The first four lines are said slowly and you raise and lower your legs slowly also.)
Poor old horse.
He goes soooo slow.
He never stops.
In rain or snow.
Buuuuutttt, (drag this word out and raise your knees as you say it)
(now you raise and lower you legs fast)
give 'em a kick and there he goes, there he goes, there he goes.
Give 'em a kick and there he goes,
all the way to town.
Whooooaaaaa horsie. (the boys lean back when we do this part, while still holding our hands)