September 2011 Song of the Month
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Open, Shut Them

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This is a traditional hand-play song with many variations. Feel free to make up your own! The motions are self-explanatory.

TIP : Be sure to sing this and other simple finger plays slowly enough that young children can keep up!

Open, Shut Them

1.   Open, shut them, open shut them

Give a little clap, clap, clap

Open, shut them, open, shut them

Lay them in your lap, lap, lap

 

2.   Creep them, creep them, slowly creep them

to your little chin chin chin

Open up your little mouth

But do not let them in, in, in

 

3.   Open, shut them, open shut them

To your shoulders fly

Then like the little birdies

Let them flutter to the sky

       (repeat first verse)