There are little hand motions to do when singing this to baby or toddler. In case you do not know the words:
Oranges and lemons,
Say the bells of St. Clement's.
You owe me five farthings,
Say the bells of St. Martin's.
When will you pay me?
Say the bells of Old Bailey.
When I grow rich,
Say the bells of Shoreditch.
When will that be?
Say the bells of Stepney.
I do not know,
Says the great bell of Bow.
Here comes a candle to light you to bed,
And here comes a chopper to chop off your head!
If you are into bell changing, here is a great site for St. Leonard's. http://dove.cccbr.org.uk/detail.php?searchString=Shoreditch&Submit=++Go++&DoveID=SHOREDITCH
Apparently, oranges and lemons was a folk dance, but the sound of the phrases are to replicate the sound of the bells. Here are the supposed churches. One has a choice as to the actual churches. Here are mine--
St. Clement Danes
St. Martin's Lane, in the theatre district
St. Sepulchres outside Newgate is the third. The fourth is St. Leonard's Shoreditch.
The fifth is St. Dunstan's.
The sixth is St. Mary Le Bow, one of Wren's City Churches, built after the Great Fire.
And, of course, the best part, at least for the toddlers, is the last line--when one is caught in the game. Thanks to Wiki for most of the photos (one, two, three, five, six and seven).