Songs and Games

HAVE SOME FIDGETY LISTENERS?

Here are some games you can play...

 

 

Heads, Shoulder, Knees and Toes: (Action Song)

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.

Eyes and ears and mouth and nose.

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes.

            Optional: On the second verse, miss out the word "Head" but still do the actions. On the third verse, miss out the word "Shoulders" and so on. Finish with all the words back in, but singing as fast as possible!

 

 

I am Different: (Seated Hand Movement)

I am different from my head to my toes (point to self then head then toes)

I am different from my eyes to my nose (point to self then eyes then nose)

I come from a place that is far and wide (spread arms wide)

A place where we all smile instead of cry (trace your lips into a smile then trace tears down face)

I am very different as you can see (point at self then at a friend)

But I still have a lot of love in me! (point at self and place hand over heart or hug yourself)

 

 

If You're Happy and You Know It: (Action Song)

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands (Clap hands twice)

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands (Clap hands twice)

If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it

If you're happy and you know it clap your hands. (Clap hands twice)

If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet (Stomp feet twice)

If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet (Stomp feet twice)

If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it

If you're happy and you know it, stomp your feet. (Stomp feet twice)

If you're happy and you know it, shout "Hurray!" (Shout "Hurray!")

If you're happy and you know it, shout "Hurray!" (Shout "Hurray!")

If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it

If you're happy and you know it, shout "Hurray!" (Shout "Hurray!")

If you're happy and you know it, do all three (Clap hands 2x, stomp feet 2x, then shout Hurray!)

If you're happy and you know it, do all three (Clap hands 2x, stomp feet 2x, then shout Hurray!)

If you're happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it

If you're happy and you know it, do all three. (Clap hands 2x, stomp feet 2x,then shout Hurray!)

 

 

Partner Games: (Action Song-sung to Skip to My Lou)

With your partner, shake their hand (3x)

Shake their hand my darling.

(Replace "shake their hand" with: stomp your feet, turn around, stand and bend, nod your head, march in place, etc.  Finish with give a hug!)

 

 

Arabella Miller: (Finger Play)

Little Arabella Miller had a fuzzy caterpillar (Tickle palm with two fingers).

First it crawled up on her mother (Walk fingers up left arm),

Then upon her baby brother (Walk fingers up right arm).

They said, "Arabella Miller! (Walk fingers up over head)

Put away your caterpillar!"(Hide hands behind back)

 

 

Restless Hand Game: (Seated Hand Movement)

Up and down, round and round (draw circles in the air);

Put your fingers on the ground.

Over (hold hands above lap); under, (below legs); in between (hide your hands between legs);

Now my fingers can't be seen! 

Hands in front, hands behind, now my hands I cannot find!

Here's my left hand, here's my right;

Hands and fingers back in sight! (wriggle fingers)

 

 

Open and Shut: (Seated Hand Movement)

Open, shut them, open, shut them (Open and close your hands)

Give a little CLAP, CLAP, CLAP! (Clap your hands)

Open, shut them, open, shut them

Put them in your lap, lap, lap (pat your hands on your lap)

Creep them, creep them, slowly creep them (Creep your fingers up your arms)

Right up to your chin (Stop fingers at your mouth)

Open wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide your little mouth (Open your mouth wide)

But do not let them in (Race your fingers down your arms to your lap)

 

 

Goodbye Song:

The day/morning has just flown by,

I bet I can tell you why,

Ever since it's begun,

We've had so much fun!

 Now it's time to say goodbye...

Goodbye (clap clap) Goodbye (clap clap)

It's time to say goodbye.