Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Mix Up

An fun activity that I have used with good results involves the well known song, "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes." I printed pictures of all of the body parts named in the song, cut them out and laminated them. I then set them out in the order they are sung.
We first sing the song while I point to the corresponding card. Then, I mix the cards out and set them up in a different order.
We sing the song again, this time tying to use the new order of parts. Initially I will point to the cards as we sing, but eventually we try to point to the corresponding part on our body. Usually, the children I work with want to pick an order of their own! This activity is great for children who have difficulty taking things "out of order" and frequently the activity is fun enough for them to "try" a different order. It is also great for practicing "taking turns" while putting the cards in a new order.


  1. CUTE!!! Idea! I think the pictures would help me too - especially as we get faster and faster. I tend to get all mixed up!

  2. I was just directed to your blog...I love it!!

  3. Thanks guys! Hope you can use these activities!