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Open Shut Them

Sing and Learn the Actions!


Open, shut them, open, shut them,
give a little clap.
Open, shut them, open, shut them,
lay them in your lap.

Creep them, creep them,
creep them, creep them,
right up to your chin.
Open wide your little mouth
but do not put them in.

Roll them, roll them, roll them,
roll them, roll them just like this.
Shake them, shake them,
shake them, shake them,
blow a little kiss!

Build them, build them,
build them, build them,
make a little house.
Tip toe, tip toe, tip toe, tip toe,
do not wake the mouse.

Flying, flying, flying, flying,
up into the sky.
Soaring, soaring, soaring, soaring,
through the clouds so high.

Waving, waving, waving, waving,
bye to one and all.
Swaying, swaying, swaying, swaying,
farewell to you all!



  • Create a "quiet orchestra" make quiet sounds to match the mood of the song e.g. fairy claps (tapping fingers together), home-made shakers (rice in a small plastic bottle), triangle etc.


  • Use facial expressions, sounds and movements to express a "sleepy mood".


  • Mirror Dance - face a partner and mirror dance 'soft moves ' e.g. swaying, twirling on tip toes, arm waves etc.


  • Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning "Do it, see it and hear it!"

Print out the song PDF

  • Read the song lyrics - ask children a variety of questions.
  • Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
  • Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. " " ! ? . ,
  • Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).
  • Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
  • Word study - phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming word, contractions etc.

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