Parts of the Body Songs
or Songs for Movement and Dance

Here We go Round the Mulberry Bush

Chorus:
Here we go round the mulberry bush
The mulberry bush, the mulberry bush
Here we go round the mulberry bush
On a cold and frosty morning.

This is the way we wash our hands,
Wash our hands, wash our hands,
This is the way we wash our hands,
On a cold and frosty morning.

Chorus: Here we go…

This is the way we brush our teeth…
This is the way we wash our face…
This is the way we comb our hair…
(and so on…)

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Verse 1
Head, shoulders,
Knees and toes x 2
Head shoulders,
Knees and toes x 2
Eyes and ears and mouth and nose,
Head, shoulders,
Knees, and toes.

(We hum instead of singing a body part and touch the appropriate part of the body, each time adding an extra part of the body)

Verse 2
Hum, (touch your head), shoulders,
Knees and toes, etc.

Verse 3
Touch your head; Touch your shoulders,
Knees and Toes x 2
And so on…

I Have Two Ears To Hear With
I have two ears to hear with
A mouth to say " Hello"
I have two eyes to see with
Two feet to run away.
I have two hands to work with
I have a nose to smell
How good it is to see and hear
And run and sing as well.

I Want To Dance (from Hansel and Gretel)
I want to dance but don't know how,
Sister, sister, teach me how,
Show me what I must do
So that I can dance with you.

With your hands go clap, clap, clap
With your feet go tap, tap, tap
Right foot first, then the left,
Round and round and back again.

Little Finger, Little Finger (to the tune of Frere Jaques
(You can use the two index fingers, which the students can decorate; these then greet each other and then depart in opposite directions)

Little finger, x 2
How are you x 2
I'm fine, thank you, x 2
Good bye, now x 2

The Finger Song (also to the tune of Frere Jaques, the full version)

Verse 1
Tommy Thumb x 2
Where are you x 2
Here I am x 2
How do you do x 2

Verse 2
Peter Pointer…

Verse 3
Bobby Big…

Verse 4
Ruby Ring…

Last Verse
Tiny tim x2
Where are you?….

One Finger, One Thumb Keep Moving
(You move each part of the body mentioned in the song)

1. One finger, one thumb keep moving x 3
We'll all be merry and bright

2. One finger, one thumb, one arm one leg, keep moving x 3…

3. One finger, one thumb, one arm one leg)
One nod of the head, keep moving ) x 3

4 One finger, one thumb, one arm, one leg,)
One nod of the head, )
Stand up, sit down ) x 3
Turn around, )
And we'll be merry and bright

If You're Happy
If you're happy and you know it )
Clap your hands ) x 2
If you're happy and you know it
And you really want to show it,
Clap your hands.

If you're happy and you know it
Stamp your feet…

Of you're happy and you know it
Nod your head…

Last Verse
If you're happy and you know it
Do all three
If you're happy and you know it
And you really want to show it
Do all three!

(Instead of this last verse, you can continue to other actions such as:
Say O-K
Slap your knees

Looby Loo
Here we go Looby Loo
Here we go Looby light
Here we go Looby Loo
All on a Saturday night.

Verse 1
You put your right foot in,
You put your right foot out
Shake it a little
And turn yourself about.

Verse 2
Put your left leg in….
Verse 3
Put your right hand in…
Verse 4
Put your left hand in
Verse 5
Put your whole self in…

Hokey Pokey
You put your right hand in,
Take your right hand out,
Put your right hand in,
And shake it all about,
You do the Hokey Pokey
And turn yourself around,
That's what it's all about

Chorus:
Oh, the Hokey, Kokey, x3
That's what it's all about

Other verses
You put your left hand in….
You put your right foot in…
You put your left foot in
You put your whole self in…


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