Snips & Snails & Puppy Dog Tails
What Little Boys are Made Of!
"What Are Little Boys Made Of?" is a popular nursery rhyme dating from the early nineteenth century. Everyone is familiar with the well-known stanza:
"What are little boys made of
Snips & snails & puppy dogs tails"
I recently came across another version, but cannot find any background on its origin. Instead, I thought I'd show off some fun 'gift' items that match the words to this charming poem shown in a box below.
Let's browse through the words and see what cute toys and other gifts for little boys match up with these darling words.
What are little boys made of?
Snakes and Snails.
Mud and Mischief.
Puppies and Princes.
Fingerprints and Frogs.
Kites and Kingdoms.
Wagons and Worms.
Baseballs and Bikes.
Tigers and Trucks.
Racecars and Rope Swings.
Laughter and Legends... and a Lifetime of Love.
Snakes & Snails...
There's just something that seems to bind little boys and snakes together, much to the dismay of their mothers!
This 'alphabet snake' handmade in wood by John Darch is a clever and colorway way to teach a child the alphabet. Perfect for those little boys who love snakes and a snake that 'mom' won't mind touching!
Snake puzzle measures 8 inches by 13 inches and contains 26 pieces. It can be found in John's Etsy show called Caney Springs Crafts.
Cutest 'snail' I've ever seen! :)
Snails and Caterpillars both Appeal to Little Boys
Handmade and Found on Etsy
In addition to the snail, boys like caterpillars. This fun plush Caterpillar hand-crocheted in teal & white is perfect for a baby boy's room or new baby gift. Soft and safe with embroidered features and filled with soft polyfil.
Mud and Mischief
Little Boys and Mud Seem to Go Together
MUD - the perfect name for an animal who wallows in mud the way little boys seem to do. What is the attraction of a mud puddle to a boy? Mud the hippo seems to know!
Boys play in mud... or with a cute MUD Hippo.
Monkeys and Boys Both Equal 'Mischief'
What gets into more 'mischief' , a monkey... or a little boy?
They are both as much fun to watch play as a 'barrel' full of monkeys! :)
Puppies and Princes...
Playful Puppies in Handmade PlushClick thumbnail to view full-size
The Prince Doll from Disney's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
The fairytale Prince from Snow White is a 12 inch tall posable doll. And, yes, even little boys sometimes play with dolls - like this 'boy' doll or 'action figures'.
Fingerprints and Frogs...
Dinosaurs Fingerprint Kit
Dinosaur art created with these awesome Printoons. Includes large dinosaur-themed play pack, a 6-color ink pad, instructions and activity pages. The ink in the kit is washable.
Frogs and Little Boys Definitely Go Together!
The most popular Prince of all is in the shape of a FROG - and frogs are favorites of little boys!
The Frog PRINCE - Naveen
Kites and Kingdoms...
This dinosaur kite is a cinch to launch and a delight to fly! It measures 45 inches across and over 7 feet long.
Kingdom of Legos!
Save the kingdom by creating... and defending... the outpost!
Wagons and Worms...
Little Red Wagon~
Perfect for tots, this wagon has seats that fold up or down.
The seats even come with seatbelts for very small boys (and girls) and the wagon even has cup holders just like daddy's car!
Wormy Worms -- What Little Boys Love!
Baseballs and Bikes...
The Boys in our Family Become Baseball Fans at a Young Age!
Boys love baseball from Babyhood, especially if their parents are baseball fans! :)
This cute crocheted baseball cap is the creation of Linda from Wisconsin, a 'mom' to a boy and 'grandma' to his little boy! The baby baseball cap can be found in her Etsy shop she calls 'Grandma Linda's House'.
Best Huffy Boy's Bike...
Nothing is more popular with boys than a Bike. Just 12", this is a great size for 'little' boys. The bike includes sturdy training wheels for 'learning-to-ride' time. Amazon has bikes for boys in any size, from tiny tots size to big boy rides! :-)
Tigers and Trucks...
Little Boys are 'Tough as Tigers'...
or at least they like to think they are!
This boys shirt with an appliqued tiger will be a favorite of a little boy in your life.
This hand-appliqued design by Julie, a Florida crafter, is available on clothing featured in her Etsy shop she calls juliesonny (and known by Chloe Belle's Closet).
Take a Toy Dump Truck + a Boy... and Hours of Imaginary Play Begins!
Play indoors or outdoors with this sturdy toy truck.
Race Cars and Rope Swings...
What Little Boy Doesn't Love to Play Cars?
Race Cars..... Vrooommm! Cars + Boys = Fun!
A cool hot rod is a favorite with big and little boys!
Nicholas Enjoying a Swing!
Baby boys and very small boys fit securely and snugly in this cute swing. My grandson loved swinging in his toddler swing when he was a little boy!
Keep the Memories of Your Little Boy!
A 'memory album' to record your little boy's childhood filled with all the adventures of his life.
All the Ways of Little Boys!
Laughter and Legends...
And a Lifetime of Love.
That's What Little Boys are Made Of!
These Little Boys... - are my 5 GrandsonsClick thumbnail to view full-size
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