Action Songs Children Love Volume 1

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Why sing action songs? Action songs are a fun, engaging musical activity.  Children who may not participate in some musical activities are readily engaged in singing and playing action songs. They love the challenge of remembering the actions while singing. 

The actions aid some children in remembering the lyrics, enhance their language development and help children develop patterning and sequencing abilities.  They also help them develop hand-eye coordination and finger dexterity.  Finger games will help to develop the fine muscle coordination needed later in music classes to play the recorder, barred instruments, ukelele, guitar, or piano. 

Concepts covered in this publication include: keep the beat, high low, changing tempo, movers and shakers, brain teasers, finger fun (fingerplays), inner hearing, and expression.

Check out Action Songs Children Love Volume 2 and Volume 3

Resource Index

  • Hickory Dickory Dock
  • Little Red Wagon
  • Bear Hunt
  • Eensy Weensy Spider
  • Icicles
  • Jack and Jill
  • Head and Shoulders Knee and Toes
  • Tony Chestnut
  • Scie le bois
  • Tete, epaules, genoux et pieds
  • Counting Song
  • This Old Man
  • Goin' Over the Sea
  • I'm in the Old Navy
  • Miss Polly
  • Open Shut Them
  • Oats and Beans
  • Wheels on the Bus
  • Join Into the Game
  • Teddy Bear
  • If You're Happy
  • She'll be Coming 'Round the Mountain
  • Tommy Thumb
  • Where is Thumbkin?
  • Little Rabbit Foo Foo
  • Bingo
  • Peanut Butter
  • Five Little Ducks
  • Baby Bumblebee

  • Intended Grades:

    PreKindergarten - Grade 2

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    Audio: Eensy Weensy Spider
    Audio: Head and Shoulders
    Audio: Tony Chestnut 
    Book: Action Songs Children Love Vol. 1

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