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I'm a Nut

Action Song for Young Children
Actions and Photos from Hugh Hanley

This chant, with actions and photographs, is from Hugh Hanley's Another Circle of Songs.


I'm an acorn, small and round   
Pretend to hold an acorn in your fingers.
Lying on the cold, cold ground.
Cross your arms on your chest and shiver .
People always step on me.
Touch your foot to the ground on "step."
That is why I'm cracked, you see.
Make a fist and tap your head on "cracked."

I'm a nut.
After singing this line, lightly rap your head twice,
as you click your tongue.
I'm a nut.
Rap your head again.
I'm a nut. I'm a nut. I'm a nut.
Rap your head again.

I'm so nutty, I don't know
Why the squirrels love me so.
I'm descended from an oak.
Nuts to you, and that's no joke.




 Hugh Hanley's Circle of Songs CD/Songbook sets were developed to promote adult/child interactive singing either in pairs or small groups. Children also enjoy singing these songs by themselves. Each set contains songs and activities that are appropriate and great fun for children ages two to seven years and for adults who would like to sing with them. The songs and activities are presented slowly and simply on the recording to help participants learn the songs and to invite participation.
     Early childhood educators know that the music that speaks to the heart of the young child is presented slowly and simply. Their favorite songs are the ones that they can join in on and make their own; songs that are so simple and so much fun that even a grown-up can sing them.

See more of our Fingerplays for Young Children and Preschool, Early Childhood, and Kindergarten Songs

Many thanks to Hugh Hanley for permission to display his fingerplay lyrics, actions, and photographs.
© Yatunes. All rights reserved. Used with permission.
For information about Hugh Hanley and his work, please visit www.hughhanley.com.



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