Ravioli

Category: Songs

a.k.a.
Tune “Alouette”
Type of Song Build Upon/Take Away, To the Tune Of . . ., Repeat-After-Me
Actions See lyrics below
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Lyrics

CHORUS (sung by everyone)
Ravioli
I love ravioli
Ravioli
It’s the stuff for me!

v.1
Do I have it on my nose? / point at nose
Yes you have it on your nose! / point at nose
On my nose? / point at nose
On your nose! / point at nose

CHORUS
Ohhhhhh,
Ravioli
I love ravioli
Ravioli
It’s the stuff for me!

v.2
Do I have it on my face? / hold face in hands
Yes you have it on your face! / hold face in hands
On my face? / hold face in hands
On your face! / hold face in hands
On my nose? / point at nose
On your nose! / point at nose
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A Roosta Sha

Category: Songs

a.k.a.
Tune See video below
Type of Song Repeat-After-Me, Actions, Build Upon/Take Away
Actions A new action is added every time the song is repeated
Similar Songs Singing in the Rain

Lyrics

A roosta sha, a roosta sha, a roosta sha sha-hey
A roosta sha, a roosta sha, a roosta sha sha-hey
Thumbs up! / put thumbs up
Thumbs up! / put thumbs up

With thumbs up
A roosta sha, a roosta sha, a roosta sha sha-hey
A roosta sha, a roosta sha, a roosta sha sha-hey
Thumbs up! / put thumbs up
Thumbs up! / put thumbs up
Knees together! / put knees together
Knees together! / put knees together

With thumbs up and knees together
A roosta sha, a roosta sha, a roosta sha sha-hey
A roosta sha, a roosta sha, a roosta sha sha-hey
Thumbs up! / put thumbs up
Thumbs up! / put thumbs up
Knees together! / put knees together
Knees together! / put knees together
Elbows back! / put elbows together behind back
Elbows back! / put elbows together behind back
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1 Finger, 1 Thumb

Category: Songs

a.k.a. “One Finger, One Thumb, Keep Moving”
Tune See video below
Type of Song Actions Build Upon/Take Away
Actions See lyrics below; participants should be sitting to start
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Lyrics

v.1
Move finger & thumb together
One finger, one thumb keep moving
One finger, one thumb keep moving
One finger, one thumb keep moving
Da da da da da da

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Singing in the Rain

Category: Songs

a.k.a.
Tune See video below
Type of Song Actions, Build Upon/Take Away
Actions Another action is added every time the song is repeated
Similar Songs A Roosta Sha

Lyrics

v.1
I’m singing in the rain,
Just singing in the rain,
What a glorious feeling,
I’m / clap / happy again.

LEADER: Hold it! Arms out! / everyone sticks their arms out

v.2
I’m singing in the rain,
Just singing in the rain,
What a glorious feeling,
I’m / clap / happy again.

LEADER: Hold it! Arms out, elbows in / stick arms out again and then pull elbows in

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My Hat it Has Three Corners

Category: Songs

a.k.a.
Tune See video below
Type of Song Actions, Build Upon/Take Away
Actions Each verse of this song removes a word but keeps the action.
So, in the second verse you would do the action for “my” but not say it.
My / hand on chest
Hat / point to head
Three / 3 fingers
Corners / point to elbow
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Lyrics

v.1
My hat it has three corners
Three corners has my hat
If it has not three corners
Then it is not my hat

v.2
__ hat it has three corners
Three corners has __ hat
If it has not three corners
Then it is not __ hat
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Maggalina Haggalina

Category: Songs

a.k.a. “Magalina Hagalina”, “Magdalena Hagdalena”, “Catalina Madelina”,
“Madelina Catelina”, “Adelina Madelina”, “Agaleena Bagaleena”,
“Macalina Packalina”, “Magdelina Hagdelina”
Tune See video below
Type of Song Actions,
Actions
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Lyrics

CHORUS
Maggalina Haggalina Ookataka
Wakataka Okomokopoko was
her name, her name!

v.1
She had two hairs on the top of her head
One was alive, the other was dead!

CHORUS

v.2
She had two eyes in the middle of her head
One was green and the other was red

CHORUS
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Lavatory Man

a.k.a. Sam the Lavatory Man, Dan the Lavatory Man
Tune See video below
Type of Song Repeat-After-Me
Actions None
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Lyrics

Sam, Sam the lavatory man
Chief inspector of the outdoor can
Toilet paper, toilet paper, paper towels!
Hear the echo of the human bowels.

Deep, down, beneath the ground
See the little turdies just a floatin’ around
Sam, Sam the lavatory man
Chief inspector of the outdoor can.

Other Versions/Variations:
Additional Verses:
1.
Sam, Sam the lavatory man
He’s the leader of the outhouse band
He passes out the paper and he passes out the towels
And he listens for the movement of another man’s bowels

2.
Sam, Sam the lavatory man
Chief inspector of the outhouse can
The issues, the tissues, the paper and the towels
Listen to the sound of the rumbling bowels

Other Versions:
1.
Sam, Sam,
The lavatory man,
Scoop’n up the poop in the outhouse can
Toilet paper, toilet paper, paper towels
Listen to the rhythm of the human bowels
Goin’ down, down
Under the ground,
Scoop’n up the poop that’s float’n around
Toilet paper, toilet paper, paper towels
Listen to the rhythm of the human bowels.

If You’re Happy and You Know It

Category: Songs

Tune see video below
Type of Song Actions
Actions see lyrics below
Similar Songs I’m A . . .“, “I’m Alive, Alert, Awake, Enthusiastic

Lyrics

v.1
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands / clap clap
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands / clap clap
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands / clap clap

v.2
If you’re happy and you know it, stamp your feet / stamp stamp
If you’re happy and you know it, stamp your feet / stamp stamp
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it, stamp your feet / stamp stamp

v.3
If you’re happy and you know it, shout hooray! / hooray!
If you’re happy and you know it, shout hooray! / hooray!
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it, shout hooray! / hooray!

v.4
If you’re happy and you know it, do all three! / clap clap, stamp stamp, hooray!
If you’re happy and you know it, do all three! / clap clap, stamp stamp, hooray!
If you’re happy and you know it, and you really want to show it,
If you’re happy and you know it, do all three! / clap clap, stamp stamp, hooray!
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The Hokey Pokey

Category: Songs

a.k.a.
Tune See video below
Type of Song Actions
Actions See lyrics below
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Lyrics

v.1
You put your right arm in
You put your right arm out
You put your right arm in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
And that’s what it’s all about

v.2
You put your left arm in
You put your left arm out
You put your left arm in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
And that’s what it’s all about

v.3
You put your right leg in
You put your right leg out
You put your right leg in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
And that’s what it’s all about

v.4
You put your left leg in
You put your left leg out
You put your left leg in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
And that’s what it’s all about

v.5
You put your head in
You put your head out
You put your head in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
And that’s what it’s all about

v.6
You put your bum in
You put your bum out
You put your bum in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
And that’s what it’s all about

v.7
You put your whole self in
You put your whole self out
You put your whole self in
And you shake it all about
You do the hokey pokey
And you turn yourself around
And that’s what it’s all about

Hi, My Name is Joe

Category: Songs

a.k.a. “The Button Factory Song”
Tune See video below
Type of Song Actions, Build Upon/Take Away
Actions See lyrics below
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Lyrics

v.1
Hi, my name is Joe
And I work in a button factory
I got a wife and two kids
One day, my boss says, “Joe, are you busy?”
I said, “no”
“Then push this button with your right hand” / push an imaginary button with your right hand

v.2
Hi, my name is Joe
And I work in a button factory
I got a wife and two kids
One day, my boss says, “Joe, are you busy?”
I said, “no.”
“Then push this button with your left hand.” / push imaginary buttons with right and left hands

v.3
Hi, my name is Joe
And I work in a button factory
I got a wife and two kids
One day, my boss says, “Joe, are you busy?”
I said, “no.”
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