Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Listen and move with this music video featuring a modern take on the children's song, Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes. Scholars sing along with a slow, medium, and fast tempo, and observe hand-drawn animation that highlights the song's dance moves. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite learners to sing along, loud and proud, and move their bodies to the lyrics
  • Take brain breaks with this song when you sense class members need to pause from current instruction
  • Give pupils the link to take home so they can sing and dance on their own, or with their family 
Classroom Considerations
  • If dancing, class members need a safe space to move
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  • The song is sung three times 
  • The first verse is accompanied by a drawing with labels that appear next to the head, shoulders, knees, and toes 
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