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The Hokey Pokey Shake (Sing It)

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Language Focus Other songs about: parts of the body

"In." "Out." Parts of the body vocabulary (hand, hands, foot, feet, head, backside). Simple commands (shake, turn around, clap, sit down, stand up, sing, be quiet, bow).

The Hokey Pokey Shake (Sing It) Lyrics and Actions

Hey, everybody. It's time to do the Hokey Pokey!
Make a BIIIIIG circle. Here we go.

You put one hand in. [Put one hand in the circle.]
You put one hand out. [Put that hand out of the circle.]
You put one hand in. [Put the hand back into the circle.]
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake. [Shake your hand.]
You do the Hokey Pokey [Spin and dance] and turn around.
Everybody turn around. [Turn around in a circle.]

You put two hands in.
You put two hands out.
You put two hands in.
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
You do the Hokey Pokey and clap your hands.
Everybody clap your hands.

You put one foot in.
You put one foot out.
You put one foot in.
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
You do the Hokey Pokey and sit down.
Everybody please sit down.

You put two feet in.
You put two feet out.
You put two feet in.
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
You do the Hokey Pokey and stand up.
Everybody please stand up.

You put your head in.
You put your head out.
You put your head in.
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
You do the Hokey Pokey and sing a song.
La, la, la, la, la, la!

You put your backside in.
You put your backside out.
You put your backside in.
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
You do the Hokey Pokey and be quiet.
Everybody please be quiet. Shh!

You put your whole self in.
Your whole self out.
Your whole self in.
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
You do the Hokey Pokey and take a bow.
Everybody take a bow.

[Encourage all of the kids to take a bow and clap for each other.]

Classroom Benefits

After learning the song with the "Learn It" version, you can use this fun, upbeat version anytime you want to get kids up and moving, review body parts, and practice actions. It's very simple...just follow the directions in the song!

"The Hokey Pokey Shake (Sing It)" is a great warm up song at the beginning of a lesson, or makes a good break between language activities. It works well at special events and parties, too.

Activity Ideas

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