The Hokey Pokey Shake (Learn It) Lyrics and Actions

The Hokey Pokey Shake (Learn It) Lyrics and Actions

[Begin with everyone standing in a circle.]
♫ Let’s try the Hokey Pokey!
Show me one hand. [Hold up one hand.]
You put one hand in. [Put one hand in the circle.]
One hand out. [Put that hand out of the circle.]
One hand in. [Put the hand back into the circle.]
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake. [Shake your hand.]
You do the Hokey Pokey [Spin and dance] and turn around.
Everybody turn around. [Turn around in a circle.]
Great! Now we’re going to try two hands. [Hold up both hands.]
One hand. [Hold up one hand.]
Two hands. [Hold up two hands.]
You put two hands in.
Two hands out.
Two hands in.
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
You do the Hokey Pokey and clap your hands.
Everybody clap your hands.
Great! Show me one foot. [Lift up one foot.]
One foot.
You put one foot in.
One foot out.
One foot in.
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
You do the Hokey Pokey and sit down.
Everybody please sit down.
Okay! Now we have one foot…[Point to one foot.]
Show me two feet. [Hold up both feet.]
You put two feet in.
Two feet out.
Two feet in.
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
You do the Hokey Pokey and stand up.
Everybody please stand up.
Now your head! [Point to your head.]
You put your head in.
You put your head out.
You put your head in.
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
You do the Hokey Pokey and sing a song.
La, la, la, la, la, la!
Well done! Now, let’s shake our backside! [Wiggle your bottom]
Are you ready?
You put your backside in.
Your backside out.
Your backside in.
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
You do the Hokey Pokey and be quiet.
Everybody please be quiet. Shh!
Be quiet. Shh!
Your whole self. [Draw a circle around yourself with your finger.]
You put your whole self in.
Your whole self out.
Your whole self in.
And you shake, shake, shake, shake, shake.
You do the Hokey Pokey and take a bow.
Everybody take a bow.
That’s right. Take a bow. Take a BIG bow. [Encourage all the students to take a bow.]
You did a great job! You’re ready to sing! ♫


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