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Alphabet In Motion
Song for Teaching the Alphabet
Hap Palmer

This song is available on Hap Palmer's Can A Jumbo Jet Sing The Alphabet?

Skills and Concepts:
- identifying letters of the alphabet
- learning the order of the letters of the alphabet.
- recognizing symbol sound correspondence
- increasing movement vocabulary.

See words which describe the motion for each letter in the lyric below.

     Children stretch, shake and bounce to warm up during the opening verse. Next,they create motions which go with a word for each letter of the alphabet. For example: arch, reach up and bend backwards, bend, bend forward, clap, clap hands, droop, let head, arms and spine sag forward, expand, make the body tall and wide. After completing the alphabet, each child faces someone and does the motion that goes with the first letter of her/his name.

Learn the abc's with ease
While getting fit and having fun
Alphabetize your exercise
And do your moves one by one

At the store or in the park
You'll cause a small commotion
If you suddenly stand and start
The alphabet in motion

A  arch
B  bend
C  clap
D  droop
E  expand
F  flop
G  grow
H  hop
I  itch
J  jog
K  kick
L  leap
M  march
N  nod
O  open
P  prance
Q  quake
R  rock
S  squat
T  turn
U  uncurl
V  vibrate
W  walk
X  make an X shape
Y  yawn
Z  zig zag

Now do some letters from your name
Sharing them with someone
It's a friendly way to end
The alphabet in motion

- Teacher or parent can hold up letter cards as each letter is named.
- During the last verse, the older child can do the motion for all the
letters of her/his name.

Follow up:
- "Can you find other words that begin with each letter?"
- "Can you find an animal that begins with each letter and move like that


See more of our Alphabet, Preschool and Action Song Lyrics

Many thanks to Hap Palmer for permission to display these lyrics.
©Hap-Pal Music. All rights reserved.

These songs and activities are for the personal use of parents and teachers only. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted, in any form or by any means - electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Hap-Pal Music, Box 323 Topanga, CA 90290 e-mail: hap@netwood.net.


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