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Do the Hokey Pokey

The song is on this National Institutes of Health Kids Page

How to Do the Hokey Pokey

  • Stand in a ring. A leader names the body parts, for example "left leg," and these are put in the ring, taken out of the ring, put in again and energetically wiggled around.
  • Then raise hands above the head, wiggle them and turn around in place until the next body part is called out.

Here's a sample:

  • You put your left leg in
  • You put your left leg out
  • You put your left leg in
  • And you shake it all about.
  • You do the Hokey Pokey and you turn yourself around.
  • That's (clap) what (clap) it's all (clap behind back) about (clap above head).

You and your child can make up your own words and movements to accompany music you enjoy.

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