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Wag Your Tail

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Language FocusOther songs about: action verbs, animals & insects, parts of the body

Actions and parts of the body (clap your hands, wag your tail, thump your chest, bend your knees, wiggle your ears). Fast and slow. Animals (dog, gorilla, camel, hippopotamus).

Wag Your Tail Lyrics and Actions

♫ Clap clap clap your hands.
Clap your hands with me.
Clap them fast. Clap them slow.
Clap your hands with me.

Wag your tail like a dog.
Wag wag wag your tail.
Wag your tail with me.
Wag it fast. Wag it slow.
Wag your tail with me.

Thump your chest like a gorilla.
Thump thump thump your chest.
Thump your chest with me.
Thump it fast. Thump it slow.
Thump your chest with me.

Bend your knees like a camel.
Bend bend bend your knees.
Bend your knees with me.
Bend them fast. Bend them slow.
Bend your knees with me.

Wiggle your ears like a hippopotamus.
Wiggle wiggle wiggle your ears.
Wiggle your ears with me.
Wiggle them fast. Wiggle them slow.
Wiggle your ears with me. ♫

Classroom Benefits

This is a fun music-and-movement song that teaches the characteristics of some of kids' favorite animals.

Activity Ideas

Play animal "Freeze Dance". Play some music and tell the children to dance like elephants/dogs/birds/etc. When the music stops, everyone must freeze! No moving until the song begins again. 1

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