Body Part Songs


In our preschool- after we have completed the “all about me” theme -we draw an outline of each child on large craft paper and label eyes, ears, nose, hands, etc. Ten they are hung on the wall–we gather in a circle and sing the song “Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes”, the children point to each body part as the song is sung. It also is a good exercise song after any concentrated “sitting” work. Variations are to have different children be the leader and to point to the body parts on the silhouettes also.


Here is a fun song that gets those body parts movin’!

Father Abraham

Father Abraham
Had many sons
And many sons had Father Abraham
I am one of them
So are you
So let’s just shake an arm!

Father Abraham
Had many sons
And many sons had Father Abraham
I am one of them
So are you
So let’s just shake another arm!

Father Abraham
Had many sons
And many sons had Father Abraham
I am one of them
So are you
So let’s just shake a leg!

You can go through different parts of the body:

Wiggle your ears
Shake your tummy
Nod your head……….etc.


Head and Shoulders Head and Shoulders,
Knees and toes, Knees and Toes,
Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Eyes, Ears, Mouth and Nose.

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