Body Part Songs

Clap, Clap Clap your hands

God gave everyone hands,

Clapping, clapping, clapping, clapping, God gave everyone hands.

Wiggle, wiggle wiggle your nose, God gave everyone (or use kids name) noses, wiggle , wiggle, wiggle wiggle, God gave everyone noses.

Continue with every body part you can think of – say touch it, tap it, rub it, etc…

All ages love this song!

My Hands Upon My Head I Place

On My Shoulders

On My Face

At My Waist and By My Side

Then Behind Me They Will Hide

Now I Raise Them Up So High

Make my Fingers Fly, Fly, Fly

Now I Clap Them 1-2-3

Then I Fold Them Quietly

***A Good Attention Getter!!

(Child’s Name) has ten happy little fingers
Ten smiling little toes
Two loving eyes
One little bitty nose
Two ears that hear when mommy says no.

Toe Knee Chest nut
Toe knee chest nut, nose I love you
Toe knee nose toe knee nose
Toe knee chest nut, nose I love you that’s what toe knee nose

(point to the body parts; toe, knee chest, nut is the head, I is eye and for love you hug yourself and point for you)

Ten Little Fingers I have ten little fingers and they all belong to me. I can make them do things, would you like to see? I can shut them up tight. I can open them wide. I can clap them together and make them all hide. I can put them up high. I can put them down low. I can fold them together and hold them just so!

(Do the actions that fit the words and end with hands folded in your lap.)

We did the Hokey Pokey while we studied the body…it really helped them to learn their left and right.

You put one arm in
You take one arm out
You put one arm in and shake it all about
Do the hokey pokey and turn body around
That’s what it’s all about!

Continue with other body parts 🙂



  • Mabel March 28, 2018 at 3:49 pm Reply

    I adapted this from the jingle bell game we played at Christmas. The kids really enjoy it. give some type of bell or home made maraca to your toddler and hold yourself. Shake it and sing to the tune of Mary had a little lamb “I can shake my little bell( or maraca) little bell, little bell, I can shake my little bell, all about.” Then shake them on your knee or on your belly or on your nose etc. A great way to teach body part labels.

  • Mabel March 28, 2018 at 3:49 pm Reply

    Either with clip art or pictures from magazine or your own art work cut, out parts of the body for the song ” Head shoulders knees and toes.” Laminate the piece and put magnets on the back. Place the pieces on the blackboard in order and sing the song, then mix it up and sing the song out of order. This is a hit with young children and older kids too.

    Variation: When singing the song instead of pointing to body parts make a movement i.e: nod head, shrug shoulders, bend knees, up on toes etc.

  • Mabel March 28, 2018 at 3:48 pm Reply

    Here is the classic finger play Open them Shut them with variations:

    Open them Shut them open them shut them give a little clap.
    Open them shut them open them shut them lay them in your lap.
    Creep them Creep them creep them creep them right up to your chin.
    Open up your little mouth but do not let them in.

    Variation 1:

    Roll them roll them roll them roll them roll them just like this.
    Wave them, wave them, wave them, wave them, Blow a little kiss.

    Variation 2:

    Crawl them, crawl them, crawl them crawl them, right up to your cheeks.
    Cover up your little eyes then give a little peek. PEEK!

    Variation 3:

    Crawl them, Crawl them, Crawl them, crawl them way down to your toes.
    Shake them shake them shake them shake them up we go.

  • Mabel March 28, 2018 at 3:48 pm Reply

    In working with toddlers, I have found that the children need something to do while waiting for food to be served. This finger play works perfectly with the My Body theme.

    “Eye peeper (point to eye), Nose Smeller (point to nose),
    Mouth eater (point to mouth), Chin Chopper (point to chin), Gollywhopper (lightly brush with fingertips the area between the chin and neck).

    I have done this with toddlers and they loved it!

  • Yvette March 28, 2018 at 3:47 pm Reply

    Make cut outs of different body parts for the song “Head Shoulders Knees and Toes.” Sing the song in order first the mix up the cut outs and sing in that order. Don’t be afraid to add in other body parts like chin and elbows.

Share an idea you have used in your classroom or at home that pertains to this theme.