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Shape Hokey Pokey
Debbie Haren

Objective : To learn different shapes by using music.

Materials :
Different colors of felt or craft foam
Scissors
A pattern of these shapes : circle, triangle, square, rectangle and oval.

Plan :
Step 1 :
Take the craft material of your choice (felt or craft foam) and cut out the 5 different shapes for each child in your classroom.
You can make the shapes all the same colors, such as all the triangles yellow and all the squares blue, etc., or you can mix up the colors--either way works just fine.

Step 2 :
Take the different shapes and give one of each kind to each child.

Step 3 :
Ask the children if they know the song Hokey Pokey?
If they do, have them hum the song for you.

Step 4 :
Tell the children you are going to use the Hokey Pokey music, but change the words to the song.

Step 5 :
Start singing the song to the Hokey Pokey music :
Put your circle in, Put you circle out, Put your circle in and shake it all about. Do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around that's what its all about!
Put your square in, Put your square out, Put your square in and shake it all about. Do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around that's what its all about!
Put your oval in, Put your oval out, Put your oval in and shake it all about. Do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around that's what its all about!
Put your rectangle in, Put your rectangle out, Put your rectangle in and shake it all about. Do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around that's what its all about!
Put your triangle in, Put your triangle out, put your triangle in and shake it all about. Do the hokey pokey and turn yourself around that's what its all about!

Enjoy singing and doing this song with your class.
Watch out - they love it and want to do it over and over again!





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