Hickety Pickety Bumblebee is a folk song that is designed to help people learn the names of others when in a group setting. It is popular in schools, Guides, Scouts, and other child-focused activities. The song is short in length and clarifies a name each time – the name of the person who is in the middle and then the group responds by repeating the name of the person to help make it more memorable.
Once one person has had a go, they swap for someone else and continue to go around the room until everyone has been able to take part and until every name has been successfully shared.
There are a number of alternative singing games like this that work on improving a child’s working memory whilst keeping them properly entertained and excited. You may also hear this song being referred to as Hickety Tickety Bumblebee which uses all the same lyrics but just swaps the word Pickety for Tickety.
Hickety Pickety Bumblebee Lyrics
Hickety pickety bumblebee,
Can you sing your name for me?
(One child) My name is “…”
(All together) Your name is “…”