Monday, March 8, 2010

Toes, Knees, Shoulders, Head, Shoulders, Head,.....

I have a jar that I use when I want to repeat songs but keep the children interested in singing it over and over and over and over.... in it there are instructions on how to sing the song (buzzing, mooing, with your hand on your head, in a higher voice). I've seen these jars on many other chorister's blogs, so I know I'm not the only one. The other day I put in the jar "sing 'Head Shoulders Knees and Toes' backwards". The younger children were completely thrilled with the idea of trying this. They tried so hard, go so confused, and laughed very hard. The SR primary didn't seem so sure of themselves. Instead they whined about trying. However, once they tried, they wanted to do it again and again and again.
Here is how it goes:
Toes Knees and Shoulders head, shoulders head shoulders head.
Toes Knees and Shoulders head, shoulders head shoulders head.
Noes, Mouth, Ears and eyes.


It was so much fun.

3 comments:

The Children Sing said...

I need to try this -officially! :o) Some of the kids try to do it anyway and they really do have fun with it. I am sure I will mess it up and they will think that's even better! Maybe if I practice...

Ryan and Amy said...

You are the most ceative and dedicated primary chorister that I've seen since I was in primary! I've been a sub for primary teachers many times in both wards I've been in since I've been married, and niether of the choristers were as prepared and fun with their songs as you are. If I ever get that calling one day I will be calling you for ideas!

Susan said...

We had lots of fun singing this song last Sunday....this would be even FUNNER! I'm going to try it!
Thanks for your great ideas!