We had just finished making body puzzles for our Body Awareness craft and I decided that seeing as though I already had the song stuck in my head we may as well crank up the volume and do some active play to the song.
According to Occupational Therapist and Clamber Club founder Liz Senior the sense of movement plays an important role in the development of body awareness. Children are continually exploring the movement potentials of their bodies. By doing so, they are in the process of gaining increased information about their body parts, what the body parts can do, and how to make them do it.
To do this activity all you need is to clear enough space to complete the actions and a copy of the head, shoulders, knees and toes song!
You can watch our attempt here: