What does “Skidamarink” mean?

Skidamarink a dink a dink“Does Skidamarink mean anything?”

Actually, Skidamarink does not mean anything.  It’s just a silly, made-up word.  The song is originally from an early 20th century Broadway musical, and over the years has been sung as Skinnamarink, Skinnymarink, Skiddymerink, and more.

It’s a great song for Parent/Child classes. The parent and child can face each other and sing! It’s always nice to finish with a big hug. And it’s a nice choice around Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, and any day children may want to share a little love. It’s also fantastic for school performances.

For the full lyrics and a gesture guide for Skidamarink, check out the Super Simple Songs Valentine’s Day page.

For a little bit of extra fun, try making up your own nonsense word and changing the lyrics around. For example, sing about your favorite foods!

Skidamarink a dink a dink.
Skidamarink a deeza
I love pizza! 

Have fun!