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Skinny Marinky

Children will love to sing and dance
along with this fun action song!

Skinny Marinky Dinky Dink


Skinny marinky dinky dink.
Skinny marinky doo.
I love you.
Skinny marinky dinky dink.
Skinny marinky doo.
I love you.

I love you in the morning and in the afternoon.
I love you in the evening and
underneath the moon.

Skinny marinky dinky dink.
Skinny marinky doo.
I love you.
I really mean it.
I love you.
Let’s say it again now.
I love you!



  • ‘Expression in voice’ play Skinny Marinky and ask the children... how does the song make you feel? Do you like the voice of the singer? Do you think the singer means the words of the song she is singing?
  • Invite individual children to sing the song to the rest of the class focusing on their voice expression and singing in tune. Children can sing a Capella or sing along with the instrumental version. Encourage the performer to bow at the end of their performance and for the audience to respond by clapping.


  • Listen to “Skinny Marinky” and ask children to suggest ideas for moves to go with each verse.
  • Children view the video song on YouTube and compare the actions with their own ideas.
  • Play the instrumental version of the song and match the moves.


  • What makes you feel loved? Why is it important to be loved?


  • 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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