CLASSIC MOVEMENT SONGS FOR CHILDREN

I'm A Tall, Tall Tree

  • This is my trunk, I’m a tall tall tree. (bend at waist and hold ankles then move up to standing with arms out and up like a tree's branches)

    In the winter, the snowflakes fall on me. ("branches" up over head)

    They glisten. They glisten.  (flutter fingers of one hand, then the other)

    This is my trunk, I’m a tall tall tree. (bend at waist and hold ankles then move up to standing with arms out and up like a tree's branches)

    In the spring, the blossoms bloom on me. (make hands into tight "buds")

    They bloom. They bloom. (twirl one wrist to an open hand, then the other)

    This is my trunk, I’m a tall tall tree. (bend at waist and hold ankles then move up to standing with arms out and up like a tree's branches)

    In the summer, the breezes blow through me.  ("branches" up over head)

    I bend. I bend. (slay left with arms up over head and right)

    This is my trunk, I’m a tall tall tree. (bend at waist and hold ankles then move up to standing with arms out and up like a tree's branches)

    In the autumn, the apples drop from me. (make hands into fist to represent apples)

    They drop. They drop. (roll fist over fist to the ground x2 as if the apples are falling)

Wake Up You Sleepyhead (The Cow Song)

  • Get up you sleepy head and go and fetch the cattle. (Circle left)
    Get up you sleepy head and go and fetch the cows,
    Get up you sleepy head and go and fetch the cattle. (Circle right)
    Get up you sleepy head and go and fetch the cows,

    The cows are lost. (Look for cows and drop down on one knee)
    The sun is hot. (Wipe brow and drop onto both knees)
    I’ll think I’ll rest. (Put head on one elbow on the floor)
    Till they come home. Put other elbow down and pretend to sleep)

  • Oh Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?

    Oh where, oh where (flat hand over eyes as if searching)
    Has my little dog gone? (hand out, palms up in "I don't know" gesture)
    Oh where, oh where can he be? (repeat)
    With his ears cut short
    And his tail cut long
    Oh where, oh where can he be?