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Summer Jive


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

Lyrics

A jump, a jump, a jump.
A turning around and then.
A jump, a jump, a jump.
Then do the summer jive!

CHORUS
Rollerblade!
Star jump!
Dive bomb!
Stargaze!
Fly a kite!

A hop, a hop, a hop.
A turning around and then.
A hop, a hop, a hop.
Then do the summer jive!

CHORUS

A shake, a shake, a shake.
A turning around and then.
A shake, a shake, a shake.
Then do the summer jive!

CHORUS

Activities

Music

  • Listen to Summer Jive. Find the ostinato (simple repeated pattern) in the song - Rollerblade; Star jump; Dive bomb; Stargaze; Fly a kite. Play the song again and ask children to join in with the vocal ostinato.
  • Add instruments or body percussion to the ostinato.
  • Ask children to create their own ostinato with activities they like to do.

Dance

  • Listen to the song and ask children to create the moves to match the words of the song. Children can move around the room being aware of their own ‘space bubble.’

Drama

  • Mime a favourite activity and see if others can guess?

Literacy

  • 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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