I am hesitant to call this song cute. It drives me crazy. It and the 5 million other versions of it on youtube. But my two year old LOVES this song. She was singing it at the dinner table tonight, completely unprompted. So, here. You're welcome. And I'm sorry.
Add verses by substituting different pieces of clothing and changing the words to reflect the appropriate body parts.
Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, NOSE! (tap baby's cheeks, chin, and nose) Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, cheek, chin, TOES! (tap baby's cheeks, chin, and toes) Cheek, chin, cheek, chin, up baby goes! (tap baby's cheeks and chin and then lift baby)
Bea LOVED this as a baby!
This is a fantastic song for toddlers and preschoolers to learn right and left and practice their body part names. Toddlers won't get the right and left, but they still have tons of fun with this song!
After Story Activities
Mirror Play Provide hand mirrors or other reflective surfaces for babies to look at themselves in. Have parents point to baby's parts and name them.
Edible Finger Paint
Mix plain yogurt with a little sprinkle of non-sugar kool aid packets. Let babies and toddler finger paint.
Put out toys in a bowl of water. Use something like Little People, or other humanoid dolls that can go in water. Have toddlers and preschoolers give the toys a bath, pointing out body parts.