Song

I Shake My Thumb Jing-A-Jing

I Shake My Thumb Jing-A-Jing
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An action song that helps motor skill differentiation. It is a short jingle that can be done anywhere to help focus the kids' attention.

Time
0 minutes
Ages
18 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots
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Song

I shake my thumb
Jing-a-jing jing-a-jing
I shake the other
Jing-a-jing jing-a-jing
I shake my thumb
Jing-a-jing jing-a-jing
I shake the other
Jing-a-jing jing-a-jing

Repeat with additional parts of the body:
Pinky
Fingers
Hand
Forearm
Elbow
Arm
Shoulders
Toes
Foot
Knee
Leg
Hips
Bottom
Back
Eyebrows
Eye lashes
Ears
Lips
Tongue
Head
Hair

Act It Out
Formation: Easiest in a sitting circle, but can stand as well.
Action: Follow the directions in the words.
Note: The children usually get to laughing when we got to single parts like head, back. Replace "other" with the same word for these.

Original Source

Beaverton School District music teachers, circa 1970 - 1975

Developmental skills

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