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Getting To Know Myself

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Introduction These motion oriented songs and activities take advantage of a child"s natural desire to explore, experience and uncover. They assist a child:

- Name parts of the body - Find Out the capabilities of each part - Develop awareness of room and direction - Identify feelings and emotions

The activities take benefit of a child"s organic desire to check out, endure and discover. These motion oriented songs cover vocabulary concerned self-awareness. Instances include:

Parts of the Body – hands, feet, arms, legs, hands, toes, elbows, knees, wrist, eyes, ears, neck, ankle, stomach.

You are watching: Hap palmer sammy

Ways of Moving – walk, run, jump, hop, tip-toe, shake, bend, unbfinish, stretch, twist, touch, close, open up, wiggle, rotate, fly prefer a bird, swim like a fish, crawl choose a pest.

Space and also Direction – Front, earlier, side, up, down, over, under, forward, backward, inside, external, behind, in front of, in back of, with, left, ideal.

Feelings and Emotions – happy, sad, angry, afrhelp, worn down, sleepy.

The straightforward to do actions administer avenues for involvement and also success and thereby help to enhance a child"s self-principle.


Click Title for Lyrics: 1. Feelings 2. Sammy 3. Touch 4. Shake Somepoint 5. The Circle 6. Turn Around

7. Circle Game 8. Left And Right 9. Be My Frifinish 10. Change 11. What Do People Do 12. Oppowebsite
1. Feelings Words and also Music: Hap Palmer Vocabulary and also Concepts: - Identifying the feelings happy, sad, angry, sleepy and also funny. - Recognizing feelings are component of being alive and also the value of expushing them.

Action: Participants act out the eactivities that are called.

Variations: Participants have the right to draw straightforward encounters to highlight the various emotions. These deserve to be supplied as visuals to go together with the music.

Lyric: Sometime I"m feeling happy and also I"m wearing a smile Let me display you exactly how I look when I"m feeling happy

Sometime I"m feeling sad and I"m wearing a frvery own Let me show you exactly how I look as soon as I"m feeling sad

Oh, feelings do not constantly stay the exact same They have the right to readjust Sometimes I"m happy, periodically I"m sad It"s okay, It"s not bad

Sometime I"m feeling angry and I stamp my feet Let me present you how I look as soon as I"m feeling angry

Sometime I"m feeling sleepy and also I need to yawn Let me present you how I look when I"m feeling sleepy

Oh, feelings don"t constantly continue to be the same They have the right to readjust Sometimes I"m happy, sometimes I"m sad It"s okay, It"s not bad

Sometime I"m feeling funny and I have to laugh Let me display you just how I look when I"m feeling funny Back to Titles 2. Sammy Words and Music: Hap Palmer Vocabulary and Concepts: - Recognizing and moving favor a bird, fish, bug, and also bunny. - Appreciating and accepting yourself as you are.

Action: Children relocate prefer the animal or insect that is called in each verse.

Lyric: This is a story "bout Sammy His father sent him out to buy bcheck out But Sammy didn"t feel like walkin" He wimelted he can fly rather, and he shelp, "If I were a bird I might fly to the store, * Fly to the store, fly to the store If I were a bird I could fly to the store Fly to the keep for my father."

This is a story "bout Sammy His father sent out him out to buy bread But Sammy didn"t feel favor walkin" He wished he could swim instead, and he shelp, "If I were a fish I might swim to the store, * Swim to the keep, swim to the store If I were a fish I could swim to the save Swim to the save for my father."

This is a story "bout Sammy His father sent him out to buy breview But Sammy didn"t feel prefer walkin" He wimelted he could crawl rather, and also he said, "If I were a pest I could crawl to the save, * Crawl to the keep, crawl to the store If I were a bug I could crawl to the save Crawl to the save for my father."

This is a story "bout Sammy His father sent him out to buy bread But Sammy didn"t feel favor walkin" He wiburned he could hop instead, and he said, "If I were a bunny I might hop to the save, * Hop to the keep, hop to the save If I were a bunny I can hop to the keep Hop to the keep for my father."

Then Sammy remembered about the loaf of bread And he knew he better move along And as he walked he began to smile And he made up a brand new song

I"m glad I"m me and I"m walking to the store Walking to the save, walking to the save I"m glad I"m me and I"m walking to the save Walking to the keep for my father

* In an earlier version of this song, this line read If I was a bird . . . In the remixed and remasterd version of this recording the line has actually been corrected to If I were a bird . . . Back to Titles 3. Touch Words and Music: Hap Palmer Vocabulary: Hands, toes, elbows, knees, wrist, ear, nose, knee, shoulder, fingers, back, neck, ankle, stomach.

Action: Working individually, youngsters affix pairs of body components as they are named.

Lyric: Touch your hands to your toes Touch your elbows to your knees Touch your wrist to your ear Touch your nose to your knee Touch your shoulder to your ear Touch your fingers to your back

Touch your neck to your wrist Touch your toes to your nose Touch your ear to your knee Touch your toes to your toes Touch your ankle to your wrist Touch your elbow to your stomach

Touch somebody else"s hand also Touch somebody else"s foot Back to Titles 4. Shake Something Words and also Music: Hap Palmer Vocabulary: up and also dvery own, "round and also "round, bend and also unbend, shake, twist, earlier and forth, side to side, quick, slow

Action: Children discover something that can relocate in the methods that are called. This deserve to be a part of the body or somepoint in the physical atmosphere. Notice and also encourage the different responses.

Lyric: Can you make something go up and also down? Can you make somepoint else go up and down? Can you make somepoint go "round and also "round? Can you make something else go "round and "round? Can you shake somepoint, shake somepoint, Shake it all about?

Can you find somepoint that deserve to bend and unbend? Can you discover something else you can bend and also unbend? Can you find something that you deserve to twist? Can you uncover somepoint else that you can twist? Can you shake somepoint, shake something, Shake it all about?

Can you make something go ago and forth? Can you make somepoint go side to side? Can you make something go exceptionally fast? Can you make something go exceptionally slowly? Can you shake something, shake something, Shake it all about? Back to Titles 5. The Circle Words and Music: Hap Palmer Vocabulary: hand, foot, inside, exterior, one, both, gradually

Materials: One large circle for a group of kids, or many kind of tiny circles, one for each kid. Circles can be made in many ways: - Draw a circle on the floor, - Lay out a jump rope in the shape of a circle - Cut circles out of cardboard - Make hoops from versatile plastic pipe or hose.

Action: The kids deal with difficulties as they are sung. Although the obstacles are fairly certain, allow and also encourage variation in response. For example, a son can respond to the difficulty, "Can you put one hand inside the circle," by putting one hand also on the floor inside the circle while one more may put a hand also in the air but still inside the circle. A son could additionally continue to walk roughly the circle while placing one hand also inside.

Lyric: Can you walk around the circle walk around? Can you walk roughly the circle walk around? Can you stand inside the circle, stand also inside? Can you stand external the circle, stand also outside?

Can you put one hand inside the circle? Can you put both hands inside the circle? Can you put one foot inside the circle? Can you put both feet inside the circle?

Can you perform a small jumping, perform a small jumping execute a tiny jumping inside the circle? Do a small jumping, execute a little jumping do a tiny jumping inside?

Can you stand external the circle, stand outside? Can you walk about the circle walk around? Can you walk approximately the circle exceptionally slowly? Can you walk roughly the circle very slowly? Back to Titles 6. Turn Around Words and also Music: Hap Palmer Vocabulary: -Body Parts: eyes, head, feet, hands, arms, legs, fingers, mouth, nose, ears, earlier, stomach, waist. -Movements: close, open, wiggle, stamp loudly and also softly, clap loudly and also softly,shake, touch, rub, bend, revolve roughly

Action: Children perdevelop the actions as they are sung.

Lyric: Close your eyes Open your eyes Nod your head And revolve about, turn roughly, rotate around

Open your mouth, Cshed your mouth Wiggle your nose, And turn around, revolve approximately, revolve around

Stamp your feet loudly Stamp your feet softly Clap your hands loudly And clap your hands very softly

Shake your arms Shake your legs Wiggle your fingers And revolve about, revolve roughly, rotate around

Touch your ears Scratch your earlier Rub your stomach And turn about, turn around, revolve around

Stamp your feet loudly Stamp your feet softly Clap your hands loudly And clap your hands very softly

Bfinish your arms Bend your legs Bend from your waist And revolve approximately, turn around, rotate approximately Back to Titles 7. Circle Game Words and Music: Hap Palmer Vocabulary: -Space and also Direction: about, in, out, inside, exterior, over, above, below, side, between, behind, in front, forward, backward, with, under -Movements: hop, jump, pick up, throw, bend.

Materials: A circle or hoop 2"-3" in diameter for each boy. These circles can be: - Circles cut out of cardboard - Hoops made from flexible plastic pipe or hose. - Commercially made hula hoops.

Action: Children perdevelop the actions that are presented in this song.

Lyric: It"s the circle game, the circle game You can perform so many things in the circle game

Can you hop approximately the circle on one foot? Can you hop inside the circle on the other foot? Can you jump out of the circle? Can you jump over the circle?

Can you organize the circle over your head? Can you hold the circle listed below your knees? Placed the circle on the ground to the side of you? Can you stand so the circle is between your legs?

It"s the circle game, the circle game You have the right to execute so many kind of things in the circle game

Can you stand so the circle is behind you? Can you stand also so the circle is in front of you? Can you jump forward over the circle? Can you jump backward over the circle?

Can you pick the circle up with one hand? Can you put your various other had via the circle? Can you stand under the circle? Can you throw it in the air and also then capture it?

It"s the circle game, the circle game You can do so many things in the circle game

Can you put your head with the circle? Can you put your circle on the ground if front of you? Can you bend forward over the circle? Can you pick the circle up and also put it away?

It"s the circle game, the circle game You can do so many things in the circle game It"s the circle game, the circle game You can carry out so many kind of points in the circle game Back to Titles 8. Left And Right Words and also Music: Hap Palmer Vocabulary: - Space and also Direction: left, appropriate - Movements: walk, run, jump, hop, allude, side action, tiptoe

Action: Children spcheck out out and also confront the exact same direction. They follow the directions presented in the song. In functioning via a team that is not familiar via left and also ideal, a leader deserve to stand in front, facing the very same direction as the children and indicate the direction by pointing or waving a flag.

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Lyric: Who have the right to do some walking to the left? Who have the right to do some walking to the right? Who have the right to perform some running to the left? Who have the right to perform some running to the right?

Oh left and also ideal is what we say When we want to name the way

Who can perform some jumping to the right? Who have the right to perform some hopping to the left? Who deserve to perform some pointing to the left? Who have the right to carry out the side action to the right?

Yes, left and best is what we say When we desire to name the way

Who have the right to softly tiptoe to the left? Who have the right to softly tiptoe to the right? Who deserve to execute some looking to the right? Who have the right to perform some jumping to the left?

Oh left and also best is what we say When we desire to name the way

Who deserve to do some relocating left or right? Now can you say which method you moved? Back to Titles 9. Be My Friend Words and Music: Hap Palmer Goal: To help youngsters acknowledge their own names, and also the names of various other youngsters in the group

Action: An crucial expression is complied with by the line, "Won"t you be my frifinish." During the critical expression, the leader sings one or 2 names of human being in the team. The team responds by singing, "Won"t you be my friend?"

Variations: The kid named stands and claps her/his hands. This continues till everyone is standing and also clapping.

Lyric: __________ will not you be my friend? __________ will not you be my friend? __________ won"t you be my friend? __________ will not you be my friend?

__________ will not you be my friend? __________ will not you be my friend? __________ won"t you be my friend? __________ won"t you be my friend?

Won"t you come along and join my little bit song All you need to do is stand and clap your hands Won"t you come along and also sign up with my little song All you have to carry out is stand and clap your hands

__________ will not you be my friend? __________ won"t you be my friend? __________ will not you be my friend? __________ will not you be my friend?

__________ won"t you be my friend? __________ will not you be my friend? __________ won"t you be my friend? __________ will not you be my friend?

Won"t you come alengthy and sign up with my little song All you need to execute is stand also and also clap your hands Won"t you come alengthy and also sign up with my little song All you need to execute is stand also and also clap your hands Back to Titles 10. Change Words and also Music: Hap Palmer Vocabulary: direction, level, rate

Action: This important selection is designed to acagency expedition of direction, level and rate The leader rings a bell or triangle at the end of each musical phrase. The kids relocate via space and readjust direction, level or rate each time they hear the bell ring.

There are 4 basic phrases in the first eight bars. The leader rings a bell or triangle at the end of each musical phrase. The next eight bars alternate in between 4/4 and also 3/4 time and also the leader may ring the bell at any kind of time. Back to Titles 11. What Do People Do Words and also Music: Hap Palmer