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With Hand and Foot


The nursery teacher beats time and the children clap, stamp …


to vary the speed

to make rhythm with kitchen equipment






Little Body Poem (Movements according to the text)

I clap my hands.
I stamp my foot.
I keep my eyes shut.
I raise my hand as a greeting.

I go slowly backwards.
I stand still abruptly.
I jump into the air.
And I can go forward.

I spin around in cicles.
I make myself huge.
Then I quietly bend down.

I catch hold of your hands.
We spin around in circles.
We let go and stand still.
I quietly wave to you.

(aus der Kita „Kleine Entdecker“. Leipzig, 2009)






Teddy Bear, Turn Around! *


The children make a circle. Everybody sings the song through choral speaking. (see text) and do the given movements.
Teddy bear, teddybear, turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, bend yourself.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, show your foot.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say hello.


to fill in names of children instead of “teddybear“
(Woll et al., 1988, S. 35)