Songs and Group Time Fun

My Foot…
“Three Blind Mice”
My foot has toes.
My foot has toes.
My foot has toes.
My foot has toes.
Whenever my feet are tickled,
My toes start to wiggle,
My foot has toes.

This Is Me…
This is me, from my head to my toes.
I have two eyes and a little nose.
I can wiggle my ears and stamp my feet.
From my head, to my toes, I’m really neat!

Everybody Says…
Everybody says
I look just like my mother.
Everybody says
I’m the image of Aunt Bee.
Everybody says
My nose is like my father’s
But I want to look like me!

Freckles…
Freckles are speckles,
Quite plain to see
On Ladybug,
Tiger Lily,
Butterfly – And ME.

I’m Glad I’m Me…
No one looks
The way I do.
I have noticed
That it’s true;
No one walks, the way I walk.
No one talks, the way I talk.
No one plays, the way I play.
No one says, the things I say.
I am special.
I am me.
There’s no one
I’d rather be than me!

All about me…
In my mirror
I can see
Two little eyes
That look at me.

Two little ears,
One little nose
Ten little fingers
Ten little toes.

One little mouth
I open wide
Two little rows
of teeth, inside.

A tongue that pops
both in and out,
Lots of joints
That bend about.

Muscles and bones
That do most things.
All held together
With my skin.
Actions
Point to all parts of the body and translate words to action.
Discuss the functions of the body parts.

IF…
If I wore (point to self)
My hat (make hat with hands)
On my toes, (point to toes)
And my shoes (stamp)
You could (point to others)
Never tell (shake head)
Just which
Way up (point to head)
I Goes!

Active You…
You wiggle your thumbs and clap your hands,
And then you stamp your feet.
You turn to the left, you turn to the right
And make your finger meet.
You raise them high and let them down;
You give another clap.
You wave your hands and fold your hands,
And put them in your lap.

All By Myself…
There are many things that I can do,
All by myself.
I can comb my hair and lace my shoes,
All by myself.
I can wash my hands and clean my face,
All by myself.
I can put my toys and blocks in place,
All by myself.

Everyone Is Someone…
Everyone is someone.
Someone special who
Walks and talks in ways
That only he (she) can do!
We know someone special.
Someone we like too.
Here is someone we call (Student’s name)
We like you ’cause you’re you!

Everyone’s Important…
(sung to Have You Ever Seen A Lassie?)
(Student’s name) is important, important, important.
(Student’s name) is important to me and to you.
In work and in play
He (she) does his (her) best each day.
(Student’s name) is important to me and to you.

Finger Song…
Sung to ‘ABC Song’
1,2,3,4,5 fingertips,
I can touch them to my lips.
I can cover up my eyes,
I can clap them on my thighs.
Now let’s do the other hand,
Are you sure you understand?

Five Busy Fingers…
Five busy fingers on each hand,
Do many things…..you’ll see!
They’ll cut, and tie, and sip, and snap,
What an important part of me!

Following Directions…
Please stand on tip toes. (Caregiver)
I will stand on tiptoes. (Child)
Wiggle your nose. I will wiggle my nose.
Please reach up high. I will reach up high.
Point to the sky. I will point to the sky.
Wave your right hand. I will wave my right hand.
Stand and look grand. I will stand and look grand.
Please jump in one place. I will jump in one place.
Please cover your face. I will cover my face.

Head And Shoulders…
Head and shoulders, knees and toes,
Knees and toes, knees and toes,
Head and shoulders, knees and toes,
Eyes, ears, mouth and nose.

Ankles, elbows, feet and seat, feet and seat,
Ankles, elbows, feet and seat, feet and seat,
And hair and hips and chin and cheeks,
Ankles, elbows, feet and seat, feet and seat.

I Can Bend And Touch The Floor…
Sung to ‘Mary Had a Little Lamb’
I can bend and touch the floor,
touch the floor, touch the floor.
Put your hands on the floor,
Now let’s walk around.

Look At Me And Remember…
Sung to ‘Frere Jacques’
Look at me, look at me,
Remember me, remember me,
What am I wearing? What am I wearing?
Look at me, look at me.

Me…
Here are my fingers and here is my nose.
Here are my ears, and here are my toes.
Here are my eyes that open wide.
Here is my mouth with my white teeth inside.
Here is my pink tongue that helps me speak.
Here are my shoulders and here is my cheek.
Here are my hands that help me play.
Here are my feet that go walking each day.

Peek A Boo…
Sung to ‘Frere Jacques’
Where are you hiding?
Where are you hiding?
I can’t see you.
I can’t see you.
Are you here or over there?
Are you here or over there?
Peek a boo!
Peek a boo!

Mulberry Bush…
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……
This is the way we brush our teeth…..
This is the way we comb our hair…..
This is the way we go to school…..

Stretch, Stretch, Stretch Your Arms…
Sung to ‘Row, Row, Row Your Boat’
Stretch, stretch, stretch your arms
High above your head,
Stretch so high,
Reach the sky,
And then we’ll stretch again.

Stretching,Stretching Boys and Girl…
Sung to ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’
Stretching, stretching boys and girls,
Show the world who you are,
Reach above the moon and stars
Show the world who you are.
Stretching, stretching boys and girls,
Reach above the moon and stars.

Show Me If You Can…
Sung to ‘In and Out The Window’
Where is your finger?
Where is your finger?
Where is your finger?
Show me if you can.
Good, now where’s your nose?
Now, where is your nose?
Now, where is your nose?
Show me if you can. (Use other body parts.)

Ten Little Fingers…
I have ten little fingers,
They all belong to me.
I can make them do things,
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight,
I can open them wide.
I can put them together,
And I can make the hide.
I can make them jump up high,
I can make them jump down low,
I can roll them around
And fold them just so.

The Shape-Up Song…
Sung to ‘Farmer in the Dell’
We’re jumping up and down
We’re jumping up and down
We’re getting lots of exercise
We’re jumping up and down.
We bend and touch our toes…..
We kick our legs up high……
We jog around the room…….
We wiggle our whole body….
We stretch up to the sky…….

There’s No One Like Me…
(sung to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star)
There’s no one who’s just like me,
No one who knows how to be.
Me when I am mad or sad.
Me when I am very glad.
There’s no one who’s just like me.
Me is who I’m proud to be!

Touch My Nose…
Sung to ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’
Wiggle wiggle little toes
Oh! my goodness what a pose.
Up above my head so high
Dancing way up in the sky.
Wiggle, wiggle little toes
Won’t you come and touch my nose.

Two Little Hands...
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.
Two little feet go tap, tap, tap.
Two little hands go clump, clump, clump.
Two little feet go jump, jump,jump.
One little body turns round and round.
And sits quietly down.

Wake Up Sleepy Heads…
Sung to ‘Yankee Doodle’
Hey, you sleepy heads, wake up
You cannot sleep all day.
It’s time to open up your eyes
So we can run and play.
Find your shoes and put them on.
We’ll put your cot away.
We are rested from our nap
And now we want to play.

What I Can Do…
I can spin like a top.
Look at me! Look at me!
I have feet and I can hop.
Look at me! Look at me!
I have hands that can clap.
Look at me! Look at me!
I can lay them in my lap.
Look at me! Look at me!

When We Walk Down The Stairs…
Sung to ‘Turkey in the Straw’
When we walk down the stairs we walk next to the wall.
We hold on to the handrail, so we won’t fall.
We never push or shove because it’s not the thing to do.
We walk the stairs so carefully and hope that you do too.

Where Is Thumbkin?
Where is thumbkin, where is thumbkin?
Here I am, here I am,
How are you this morning?
Very well, I thank you.
Run and hide, run and hide.
Where is pointer,
Where is middle ma’am,
Where is ring man,
Where is pinky,
Where is the whole family,

Who Feels Happy Today?
Who feels happy today?
All who do, snap your fingers this way.
Who feels happy today?
All who do, clap your hands this way.
Who feels happy today?
All who do, wink your eyes this way.
Who feels happy today?
All who do, fold your hands this way.

Who’s Talking…
Sung to ‘London Bridge’
When you listen to a voice
You can tell whose it is.
Everybody close their eyes.
Guess who’s talking.

Wink – Wink…
Make one eye go wink, wink, wink;
Make two eyes go blink, blink, blink,
Make two fingers stand just so;
Then ten fingers in a row.
Front and back your head will rock!
Then your fists will knock, knock, knock.
Stretch and make a yawn so wide;
Drop your arms down to the sides.
Close your eyes and help me say
Our very quiet sound today.
Sh…..Sh……shhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

I Can Do The Can-Can…
I can do the can-can just like this.
I can do the hoola hoop.
I can do the twist,
Queens go curtsy,
Kings go bow,
Boys go, ‘Hi there!’
Girls go, ‘Wow!’

Jack In The Box…
Jack in the box,
Sits so still,
Won’t you come out now? Yes, I will!!!

Emotions…
If you’re happy & you know it (clap your hands)
silly-shake your head
angry-stamp your feet
sad-say boo hoo (rub eyes)
hungry-rub your tummy
sleepy-close your eyes
excited-yell hooray (raise arms overhead)
scared-hide your eyes

Games

Mirror Anatomy (game)
Children can practice naming the parts of their bodies while looking in a
mirror. They will also enjoy practicing different facial expressions.
Observing how they look when they have different feelings inside helps
children to understand the Body Language of others.

People Puzzles (game)
Materials: Masking Tape
Make a very large shape on the floor with masking tape. It’s fun to make
letters and numbers.One by one the children fit their bodies along the
outline shape until the puzzle is complete. Let some children watch as the
people puzzle comes to life.

Kid Connections (game)
Each child finds a partner. As you call out body parts, each child connects
with his partner. ‘Toe to toe! Elbow to elbow! Knee to knee!’ Then try
calling ‘finger to shoulder’ or ‘lips to ear’ or ‘heel to back.’ Experiment
with connecting cheeks, thighs and knuckles.The children will watch and learn
as they successfully bond in these ‘kid connections.’ They will discover more
and more body parts and all the ways these different parts move, bend, twist,
turn.

Art

It’s Me…
Materials: Large piece of craft paper, paper plate, crayons or paint
On a large piece of construction paper have children glue a paper plate that
will become their face. Have the children draw their face on the plate and their body on the construction paper, trying to duplicate themselves, ie:color of eyes, hair and what they are wearing. They may add buttons and wool for hair. It is always fun to see how they draw themselves and the paper plates add dimension to their drawings.

Snack Time Placemat…
Materials: Picture of child, transparent adhesive paper Mark each child’s
place at snack time with a personalized placemat. Using a 9 X 12 inch sheet
of construction paper glue the child’s picture on it and print the child’s
name underneath the photograph in large letters. Cover it with transparent
adhesive paper for protection. Instead of using a photograph have the child
do a self portrait.

That’s My Name…
Materials: Paper, Pencil, Glue, Macaroni, buttons, popcorn, seeds. Print the
child’s name on a large piece of paper and have the child glue macaroni,
buttons or popcorn over the letters.

Body Outline…
Materials: Large craft paper, crayons or paint
Place a large sheet of kraft paper on the floor and have the child lie on
it. Trace the child’s outline with a crayon or marker, then cut it out. The
child can then add facial features, body parts and clothing using paint,
crayons or fabric. Help the children identify body parts starting with the
head. Point out differences when they are finished, the different sizes,
(tall, short) colour eyes, hair etc. We are all different and all special!

Hand Prints…
Materials: Paper, paint, brush
Have your child paint the palms of their hands and make a print on a piece
of paper. Make your own hand print next to each child’s. Compare the prints.Discuss growing up and the changes that take place.

Thumbprint Critters…
Materials: ink stamp pad, tempera paints or chocolate syrup, paper,markers
or colored pencils or crayonsPress your thumb or fingertip onto a piece of paper. This will leave your thumbprint on the paper. Make as many prints on the paper as you like. Let the prints dry. Draw faces, legs and other features on your critters with markers. Tiger (1 print body 1 print head, strips, legs, tail, and ears)- Turtles (1 print body, shell blocks, legs, tail, head) – Butterfly (4 print wings, body, head, attenas) – Lion (1 print body, 1 print head, legs, tail, main) – fish, rhinoceros, hippopotamus

A Handy Mobile…
In just a jiffy you can make a handy mobile. Trace around your hand, on four pieces of construction paper of different colours. Cut out four hand shapes. Tape a hand shape to each end of two straws. Tie a string to the middle of each straw and connect the straws. Tie another string to the middle of the top straw and hang your mobile where it can move around freely.

Mirror Activites…
One thing we did was to have the children look into the
mirror and draw what they see. It is nice to see the self portraits. We
also made a “mirror” to hang in the hall with the self portratis by using tin
foil in the middle of two pieces of construction paper. It is safe and gave
everyone the feel of what we were trying to convey.

Centers

Changing Body Game…
Allow the childern to go thru magazines, newspapers, etc… and cut out pictures of animals, people, characters. Then cut off the heads of all of these pictures and laminate all pieces. Have the children match the correct heads to bodies. Or allow the children to match them up for goofy pictures.

Housekeeping area…
Practice dressing themselves and to play roles

Books