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Action Songs

Children's Music that Calls for
Movement, Participation and Dance
Preschool Action Songs

These action songs are available from a variety of albums. Use them for warm-up, cool-down, following directions, dancing, fitness, and games.

See also: Action Songs for Young Children

Action Songs for All Ages
3R Ranch – Colleen & Uncle Squaty
Brush It Off – Caroline and Danny
Cock-a-Doodle – The Rocking Rockets
Everybody Wave Hello – Margie La Bella
Get Up – Pam Minor
Good Day – Jack Hartmann
Hey, Hey Everybody – Music with Mar.
Hey, Mister Monkey! – Margie La Bella
I Clap I Shout – Growing Sound
Imagination – Two of a Kind
Jump – Patty Shukla
Jump Shout – Caroline and Danny
The Olympic Games – Jack Hartmann
Let's Get Movin'Lauren Mayer
Let's Go To The Zoo – Two of a Kind
Let's Move! – Rock Solid Kids
Make A Face – Growing Sound
Making Music – Tickle Tune Typhoon
Music Make Me Wanna Move – Music with Mar.
Now Jump! – Musical Games and Action Songs
Raise Your Hand Song – J. W. Snyder
Skipping Alongl – The Battersby Duo
Tisket A Tasket-Ball – Musical Games and Action Songs
Tweet Tweet Little Birdy – Margie La Bella
We Are Walkingspace– Growing Sound
Wiggle, Jiggle, Giggle – Caroline and Danny
Wiggle Wiggle – Bobby Susser
Wiggy Wiggy Wiggles – Hap Palmer
The Windmill Song – Colleen and Uncle Squaty

Songs for Cardio and Fitness
Aerobic Exercise: Heartbeat – Caroline and Danny
Cardio March – Exercise Your Smarts
Fitness Test – Exercise Your Smarts
Simple Exercise – Bobby Susser
Where Are My Muscles? – Exercise Your Smarts
Why Do We Exercise? – Exercise Your Smarts

Dance, March & Movement Songs
Ants in Your Pants (Exercise and Rest) – Caroline and Danny
Boogie Woogie Bones – Exercise Your Smarts
The Bubble Wrap Stomp – Stephanie Burton
The Bunny Hop – Children’s All-Time Rhythm Favorites
Can You Can Can? – Pam Minor
Can You Move Like Me? – Caroline and Danny
Chicken Fat – Children’s All-Time Rhythm Favorites
Circle of Friends Medley – Judy Leonard
Colors DancePatty Shukla
Crossover - Latin – Jack Hartmann
Dance Party at the Zoo – Tuned Into Learning: Adapted Dance & Movement
Dancer in the Middle – Colleen and Uncle Squaty
Dancin’ Duck – Jack Capon & Rosemary Hallum, Ph.D.
Dancing Disco Dogs – Music with Mar.
Do the Robot – Tuned Into Learning: Adapted Dance & Movement
Doctor, Doctor – Skip West
Family Dance – Dr. Thomas Moore
Food Group Boogie – Pam Minor
Hear Me Sing; Watch Me Dance – Music with Mar.
Hear That Beat – Pam Minor
Here We Go Loopty Loo (Funky Version) – Caroline and Danny
Higgeldy Dance – Debbie Clement
I Can Tango – Patty Shukla
La Raspa – Traditional Children's Dance
March Around In A Circle –Bobby Susser
Manuel The Great– Vincent Nunes
Parade March – Caroline and Danny
Parachute Song – Music with Mar.
Penguin Dance Chant – Jack Hartmann
Planet Placement Dance – Music with Mar.
Play Your Instruments – Stephanie Burton
Raise the Roof – Tuned Into Learning: Adapted Dance & Movement
Reindeer Shuffle – Susan Harrison
Rumble To the Bottom – Colleen and Uncle Squaty
Shake It! Shake It! – Music with Mar.
Summer Break (Let's Shake!) – Listen & Learn
Teddy Bear Hip-Hop – Jack Hartmann
Up On Your Feet – Music with Mar.
Who Wants to Dance? – Tuned Into Learning: Adapted Dance & Movement

See Also: Action Songs for Young Children

Action Songs for Practice with Following Directions
   Body Parts
Everybody Touch Your Head – Margie La Bella
Feelin' Good (The Body Song)Lauren Mayer
Horns to Toes – Two of a Kind
I Got a Wiggle – Colleen & Uncle Squaty
I've Got the Music In Me – Margie La Bella
Let's Clap Our Hands Together – Colleen & Uncle Squaty
Movin' is Cool – Jack Hartmann
March Around In A Circle –Bobby Susser
Shake and Move – Patty Shukla
Tap It On Your Head – Margie La Bella
Wiggle My Body – Ron Brown
   Counting
Blast Off! – Stephanie Burton
Move It By Your Chair – Margie La Bella
   Fast / Slow
Come, Play That Music – Margie La Bella
Move Fast, Move Slow – Jack Hartmann
   Follow Commands
I Can Do That! – Jack Hartmann
Follow Me – Patty Shukla
Jump Up! – Music, Movement & Magination
Move Your Body Along – Listen and Learn
Open Your Mouth and Sing "Ah" – Margie La Bella
Reach For the Sky – Amy Michelle & Friends
Stand Up – Skip West
S.T.O.P. –Patty Shukla
Wake Up! – Listen & Learn
Wiggle, Giggle and Learn – Stephanie Burton
Wiggle Worm Workout – Stephanie Burton
   Forward / Backward
Doing the Flamingo Walk – Diana Colson
ZooDeeAy – Music with Mar.
   Front / Back
Around the World – Jack Hartmann
Move It By Your Chair – Margie La Bella
   High / Low
My Elastic Band – Dr. Thomas Moore
Reach For the Sky – Amy Michelle & Friends
   Left / Right
Get Up On Your Feet! – Music with Mar.
Left and Right – Listen and Learn
Way Up In the Sky – Stephanie Burton
   Loud / Soft
Come, Play That Music – Margie La Bella
   Move / Freeze
Frozen Kidsicle Freeze – Musical Games and Action Songs
Magic Ball – Jack Capon & Rosemary Hallum, Ph.D.
Move and Stop – Margie La Bella
Move It To the Music – Margie La Bella
Move, Then, Stay Still – Music with Mar.
Play and Do This – Margie La Bella
Wiggle and Freeze – Cathy Bollinger
   North, South, East and West
Directions – Music with Mar.
North, South, East, West – Culture Queen
   Rhyming
Exercise When We Rhyme – Jack Hartmann
   Up / Down
Parachute Goes Up and Down – Music with Mar.
Pretty Scarves – Music with Mar.
Stand Up, Sit Down – Margie La Bella
The Up & Downl Day – Two of a Kind

Relaxation and Cool-Down Songs
Butterfly Quiet Down Song – Stephanie Burton
The Caterpillar – Margie La Bella
Cool Down – Exercise Your Smarts
Dynamic Stretch – Exercise Your Smarts
Rest Awhile – Bobby Susser
Static Stretch – Exercise Your Smarts
Way Way Deep Extended Instrumental – Growing Sound
Wave Goodbye – Colleen and Uncle Squaty

Warm-Up Songs
Warm Up – Exercise Your Smarts
Warm Up Time – John "Kinderman" Taylor

See also:
Preschool Action Songs
Dance Therapy Songs
Sports Songs
Physical Fitness Education Songs
Fingerplay Songs
Circle Time Songs
Science Songs for Young Children

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