Head Shoulders Knees and Toes

Activity
The classic song.
Target levelES 1 - JHS 1
5.00
(one vote)

Rules

  1. Stand up.
  2. Sing Head Shoulders Knees and Toes. Head shoulders knees and toes. Head shoulders knees and toes. And eyes and ears and mouth and nose. Head shoulders knees and toes.
  3. Sing it several times, changing things every time. For instance, do it slower or quieter or louder or faster.
  4. The last time, sing it very fast.

Notes

  • Students all know the gestures, but they often don't know "And eyes and ears and mouth and nose." So, practice that section separately.
  • Students may think that "toes" means 「足」 (feet), unless you explain otherwise.
  • Kids really enjoy when you alter the pace. Try progressing from really slow to super fast! Once the kids are familiar with the vocabulary you can introduce the song.
  • If you're getting bored with just the song, try adding emotions. Pretend you're "happy," "sad," "angry," "tired," etc.

See also