We’re making a purple stew Whip whip whip whip We’re making a purple stew Shooby doobie do With purple potatoes And purple tomatoes And we want you Leader points on to someone on ÛÏyouÛ That person stands and joins Both point to someone on ÛÏyouÛ until whole group is standing and singingRead More
Songs with Motions
Camp Songs with Motions are often popular songs that have been adapted to include motions. So, don't despair, if the camp song listed doesn't have a detailed description, or one at all, feel free to make it up!
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I know a dog and his name is Rags He ate so much that his tummy sags His ears flip-flop and his tail wig wags And when he walks he goes zig zag (Chorus) He goes flip-flop wig wag zig zag He goes flip-flop wig wag zig zag He goes flip-flop wig wag zig zag I love Rags and he …Read More
This song is strictly actions! Have a leader walk slowly past the group doing one of the actions, in order. Do not start or stop an action until the leader passes. Rub two fingers together Rub hands together Snap fingers Clap two fingers on palm Clap hands Slap hands on thighs Stomp feet Repeat, doing the actions backwardsRead More
Song Note: Allow the audience to repeat each line and action after you sing it! Whats that I hear (cup hands around ears) Up in the attic (point up) It’s a big, big elephant (put hands in a circle) Twirling round and round (twirl around) A big, big elephant (put hands in a circle again) So chic and elegant (bow) …Read More
We’re going to Kentucky, We’re going to the fair To see the Senorita’s With flowers in their hair Shake it Shake it Shake it Shake it all you can Shake it like a milkshake and do the best you can Oh rumble to the bottom, and rumble to the top And turn around and turn around until we holler stop! …Read More
Shake another hand Shake a hand next to ya Shake another hand And sing this song Shake another hand Shake a hand next to ya Shake another hand and sing sing this song. Chorus Chorus: A la la la, La la la lay lu ya A la la la, la la la lay lu A la la la, La la …Read More
I’m singing in the rain Just singing in the rain What a glorious feeling I’m happy again Chorus: Chubby Checker, Chubby Checker, Chubby Checker, Whoo! Cubby Checker, Chubby Checker, Chubby Checker, Whoo! After each verse yell out an action demonstrate that action while dancing to the chorus. Actions are cumulative Thumbs out (echo) Elbows in (echo) Knees together (echo) Butt …Read More
Swimming, Swimming’ In the swimming pool When days are hot, when days are cold In the swimming pool Breaststroke, sidestroke Fancy diving too Oh don’t you wish that you could have Nothing else to do BUT! (Hum the tune w/ actions)Read More
Hey! My name is Jo And I work in a button factory I have a husband, three kids, and a family. One day my boss came up to me. He said “Jo, are you busy?” I said,”No” He said to “push this button with your right hand” [make pushing motion with right hand.] Hey! My name is Jo And I …Read More
The Grand ol’ Captain Kirk He had ten thousand men He beamed them to the Enterprise Then he beamed them down again And when you’re up you’re up And when you’re down you’re down And when you’re only halfway up You’re nowhere to be found (Stand up when you sing ÛÏupÛ Sit when you sing ÛÏdownÛ And half stand at …Read More
3 (hold up 3 fingers) sharp tooth (fingers curled up by mouth as teeth) buzzards (hunch shoulders, look mean) (repeat 3x) Sitting on a dead tree (arms out as branches, head lolled to one side) Oh LOOK (shade eyes with hand), One has flew A-way (point to the distance) What A Shame (one hand at forehead in a dramatic gesture) …Read More
When Papa put the paper on the wall He papered up the ceiling & the hall He papered up the chairs He papered up the stairs He even got a little on Grandma’s shawl When Papa put the paper on the wall He poured a pot of paste on us all Now we all stick together Like birds of a …Read More