The hokey pokey

Turn yourself around with "The Hokey Pokey"! Enjoy this danceable tune, learn the fun lyrics, and engage in movement activities for kids.

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The hokey pokey song lyrics

You put your right hand in, You put your right hand out, You put your right hand in, And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey Pokey And you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!

(Left hand, right foot, left foot, head...
and so on)

You put your whole self in, You put your whole self out, You put your whole self in, And you shake it all about.
You do the Hokey Pokey And you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!

The hokey pokey

About the The hokey pokey song

“The Hokey Pokey” is an energetic and interactive song that gets everyone moving and laughing. Known for its catchy tune and repetitive dance moves, it’s become a staple in group gatherings, classrooms, and parties. This playful song encourages participants to put various parts of their body in and out of a circle, turning themselves around to the rhythm of the music.

The hokey pokey

What your child can learn from it

Engaging with “The Hokey Pokey” is a joyful way for children to practice English while moving and grooving. The song’s simple instructions and repetitive structure make it easy for kids to follow along, enhancing their listening skills and ability to understand commands in English.

As they sing about different body parts and actions, children expand their vocabulary in a natural and fun setting. The physical aspect of the song also helps with coordination and spatial awareness, as kids learn to balance and identify their left and right.

Participating in “The Hokey Pokey” promotes social skills and teamwork, as children join in a shared activity, learning to move in sync with others.

A great way to enjoy “The Hokey Pokey” is to organize a dance session with friends or family. You can make it even more interesting by adding your own verses or creating new movements, encouraging children to use their imagination and express themselves through dance.

This active participation boosts their confidence in using English and helps cement new words and phrases in their memory.

Dive into the whirl of “The Hokey Pokey” and watch learning come alive!