Nursery Rhyme Lyrics printables Incy Wincy Spider Song - incy wincy spider printable

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Incy Wincy Spider

Languages: English, French
Ressource Type: song, nursery rhyme
Themes: Halloween, animals, weather
Age-range: infant-preschool, 4 – 8 years


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Incy Wincy Spider, a sing along book by Pat a Cake and Richard Merritt

Incy Wincy Spider, a story by Keith Chapman and Jack Tickle

Incy Wincy Spider, a song illustrated by Yu Hsuan Huang


Incy Wincy Spider” (also popularly known as “Itsy Bitsy Spider”) is one of the most popular nursery rhyme. It is generally accompanied by finger movements coordinated with the lyrics of the nursery rhyme. This joyful rhyme describes how a spider goes up, comes downs and again climbs up the waterspout of a gutter system.”

It was first published in 1920, more as a song for adults in the book “Camp and Camino in Lower California” titled as “Spider Song” with the words “blooming, bloody” instead of “Itsy Wincy”. The actual version of “Itsy Winsy Spider” was later printed in 1947 by the California Folklore Society in the Western Folklore collection. “Incy Wincy Spider” is the Australian and British version.


English version:

Incy Wincy Spider

The Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the waterspout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain
And the Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout again.

French Translation:

L’araignée Incy Wincy

L’araignée Incy Wincy grimpa la gouttière.
La pluie tomba et emporta l’araignée.
Le soleil sorti et sécha toute la pluie
Et l’araignée Incy Wincy remonta la gouttière.

There is also a French adaptation of this rhyme known as “L’araignée Gipsy“.



  • spider, waterspout, again
  • weather : water, rain, sun
  • verbs (climb up, come down, wash out, came out, dry up)


  • phrasal verbs (climbed up… , came down… , came out… , washed… out)


  • /aʊ/ sound in waterspout and out
  • /ai/ sound in spider, climbed and dried

Teaching suggestions:

  • work on the weather : What’s the weather like? It’s sunny / raining / cloudy / windy / snowing…




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