Song: Shakin' Around

Begin singing this song while children are coming into class or during a transition from active play to a quiet rug or meal time.

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Materials

Everybody says sit down, sit down.
Everybody says sit down, sit down.
But I can’t sit down, no I can’t sit down.
Cause my (body) is full of shakin’ around.
Shake, shake, shake, shake, shakin’ around.
Shake, shake, shake, shake, shakin’ around.
But I can’t sit down, no I can’t sit down.
Cause my (body) is full of shakin’ around.

Procedures

1. For the first two lines, point your finger as if scolding. Next line, shake head as if saying "no." During last lines, shake all parts of body.

2. When you repeat the song, stop at (body) and have the children suggest what part of the body they want to shake. Continue song with the new additions, e.g. “Cause my hands are shakin’ around.”