Dads & Tots

In celebration of Father’s Day, I created a movement program for 2-4 year olds and their Dads.

We began the program by doing some basic stretches.

I found most of my action songs on the site Songs for Teaching. Here are some we did:

Snake Song (use shakers)

A snake will slide, and slide, and slide, and spin

Slide, and slide and slide, and spin to one side and back again

Snakes slide out and slither in

A snake will rattle, and rattle, and rattle, and roll

Rattle, and rattle, and rattle, and roll

Up real high and down real low

Snakes will rattle and roll like so

I Got a Wiggle

I got a wiggle in my foot.

Oh no!  I got a wiggle in my foot.

I got a wiggle in my foot and it seems like it won’t stay put.

Wiggle Waggle Wiggle, I got a big wiggle in my foot

I got a wiggle in my knee.

I got a wiggle in my knee.

Oh no!  I think I got a wiggle in my knee.

I got a wiggle in my knee as you can plainly see.

Wiggle Waggle Wiggle, I got a big wiggle in my knee.

I got a wiggle in my hand.

I got a wiggle in my hand.

Oh no!  I think I got a wiggle in my hand.

I got a wiggle in my hand and I don’t know where it’s gonna land.

Wiggle, Waggle, Wiggle, I got a big wiggle in my hand.

I got a wiggle in my nose.

I got a wiggle in my nose.

Oh no!  I think I got a wiggle in my nose.

I got a wiggle in my nose.  It came all the way from my toes.

Wiggle Waggle Wiggle, I got a big wiggle in my nose

I had a wiggle in my ears.

I had a wiggle in my ears.

Oh no!  I think I had a wiggle in my ears.

I had a wiggle in my ears, but it wiggled right outa here.

Wiggle Waggle Wiggle, I had a big wiggle.

Wiggle Waggle Wiggle, I had a big wiggle.

Wiggle Waggle Wiggle, I had a big wiggle in my ears

Put Your Hands Up in the Air

Put your hands up in the air.

Put your hands down on your nose.

Put your hands up in the air.

Now bend down and touch your toes.

Everybody turn around,

Now let’s all jump up and down.

Put your right hand in the air.

Put your right hand on your lips.

Put your left hand in the air.

Now put both hands on your hips.

Everybody turn around,

Now let’s all jump up and down.

Walk back quietly to your seat.

Don’t let the teacher hear your feet.

Put your hands in your lap.

Bow your head and take a nap,

Bow your head and take a nap.

 

Animal Movement

Bunny jump

And around I go Around I go

Around I go

Bunny jump And around I go

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! Hi Ho!

Wiggle Like fish

And around I go Around I go

Around I go

Wiggle like fish And around I go

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! Hi Ho!

Kick my hooves

And around I go Around I go

Around I go

Kick my hooves And around I go

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! Hi Ho!

We also did typical songs like “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes,” “Shake My Sillies,” and “Wheels on the Bus.” Before we did our goodbye song, we lay quietly on the floor and had a nice stretch and some deep breathing.

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