BODY PART SONGS & RHYMES

RUB-A-DUB-DUB SONG
Tune: “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush”

This is the way we scrub our arms, scrub our arms, scrub our arms,
This is the way we scrub our arms, when we take a bath.

This is the way we scrub our legs, scrub our legs, scrub our legs.
This is the way we scrub our legs, when we take a bath.

This is the way we scrub our stomachs, scrub our stomachs, scrub our stomachs,
This is the way we scrub our stomachs, when we take a bath.
                                            Jean Warren

(Continue singing about other body parts.)
 
I HAVE A LITTLE BODY

I have a little body (Point to self)
That belongs to me.
I have two ears to hear with (Point to ears)
And two eyes to see. (Point to eyes)

I have a nose for smelling (Point to nose)
I have a mouth to eat. (Point to mouth)
I have two hands to wave
At everyone I meet! (Wave hands)
Jean Warren

 
MY THUMBS ARE STARTING TO WIGGLE
Tune: “The Bear Went Over the Mountain”

My thumbs are starting to wiggle.
My thumbs are starting to wiggle.
My thumbs are starting to wiggle,
Around and around and around.

My hands are starting to wiggle.
Etc.
Continue with other body parts.
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WHERE IS THUMBKIN?
Tune: “Frere Jacques”

Where is Thumbkin? (Hide one thumb behind back.)
Where is Thumbkin? (Hide other thumb behind back.)
Here I am. (Bring out one thumb and hold it out.)
Here I am. (Bring out other thumb and hold it out.)
How are you today, sir? (One thumb bows to the other thumb.)
Very well, I thank you. (Other thumb bows)
Run away, run away! (Both thumbs run back behind child’s back.)
Traditional Fingerplay


WHERE IS YOUR FINGER?
Tune: “Go In and Out The Window”

Where is your finger?
Where is your finger?
Where is your finger?
Show me if you can.
Traditional Fingerplay
Repeat song with other body parts for your child to point out if she can.
 
HERE ARE MY EARS

Here are my ears. (Child points to ears)
Here is my nose. (Child points to nose)
Here are my hands. (Child holds up hands)
Here are my toes. (Child points to toes)

Here are my eyes. (Child points to eyes.)
Both opened wide. (Child opens eyes wide)
Here is my mouth. (Child opens mouth)
With white teeth inside. (Child smiles showing teeth)
Adapted traditional

I WIGGLE MY FINGERS
I wiggle my fingers.
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my hands.
I wiggle my nose.
Now the wiggles are out of me.
And I’m as still as I can be!
Adapted traditional
 
HEAD AND SHOULDERS

Tune: “Frere Jacques”

Head and shoulders, head and shoulders,
Knees and toes, knees and toes.
Head and shoulders, head and shoulders,
Knees and toes, knees and toes.

Eyes and ears, eyes and ears,
Mouth and nose, mouth and nose.
Eyes and ears, eyes and ears,
Mouth and nose, mouth and nose.
Adapted traditional