Hokey Pokey

Age: Toddler, Preschool

Equipment: None

Space requirements: On-the-spot

Activity description:

  • Sing these lyrics and have children follow along with the movements:

You put your right hand in

You put your right hand out

You put your right hand in

And you shake it all about

You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around

That what it’s all about!

  • Repeat the song using the following body parts: left hand, right foot, left foot, head, whole self.

Skill development:

  • Physical skills: arm movement; leg movement; coordination; patterns; rhythm
  • Non-physical skills: listening and following instructions; vocabulary development; body part identification; learning right from left
Posted in 18 months-2.5 years (Toddler), 2.5-4 years (Preschool), E-L, No equipment required, On-the-spot

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