Warm-up:Count and move



 

 

Let’s get started with some counting! [Make a circle or a line.]
Can you count to 20? [Everybody jumps up and says “YEAH!!!”]
Here we go! [Start marching! The march leader, either teacher or a student, sets the pace.]
One!
Two!
Three!
Four!
Five!
Six!
Seven!
Eight!
Nine!
Ten!
Eleven!
Twelve!

[The music quiets down here, sing quietly or whisper. If you are marching, start tip-toeing.]

Thirteen.
Fourteen.
Fifteen.
Sixteen.
Seventeen!
Eighteen!
Nineteen!
Twenty!
YAY!!!!!! [Everybody claps, jumps up and down, and says “YAY!” ]
That was fun! ?

Classroom Benefits

“Count And Move” is a high-energy counting song. We’ve kept it super simple so that you can use it in a variety of ways such as marching, passing a ball, counting objects, English aerobics, or other ideas.

It’s a great warm up song to start class, or for a break between more quiet activities. Get kids up, moving and counting! Yay!!

Activity Ideas

The simplest way to use this song is to make a line, or circle, and march. Take a step as each number is said. Count on the beat, or do a call-and-response, repeating each number in the song.

 

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