Rainbow Clothes
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Rainbow Clothes
C 2009 Laurie Story V
Tune: Jenny Jenkins

If you are wearing red, wearing red, wearing red,
If you are wearing red … touch your head.
You heard what I said, touch your head, touch your head!
If you are wearing red, touch your head!
Chorus:
We make a rainbow with our clothes, head to toes!
We make a rainbow with our clothes!


If you are wearing blue, wearing blue, wearing blue,
If you are wearing blue … touch your shoe.
You know what to do, touch your shoe, touch your shoe!
If you are wearing blue, touch your shoe!
Chorus
If you are wearing yel-low, wearing yel-low,
If you are wearing yel-low … wave hello.
Wave your hand, make it so, wave hello, wave hello!
If you are wearing yel-low, wave hello!
Chorus
If you are wearing pink, wearing pink, wearing pink!
If you are wearing pink … take a drink!
Fill your glass with what you think, take a drink, take a drink!
If you are wearing pink, take a drink!
Chorus
If you are wearing green, wearing green, wearing green,
If you are wearing green … be a jumping bean!
You know what I mean, be a jumping bean!
Jumping bean, jumping bean! If you are wearing green, be a jumping bean!
Chorus
If you are wearing brown, wearing brown, wearing brown,
If you are wearing brown … touch the ground.
It’s easy to be found, touch the ground, touch the ground!
If you are wearing brown, touch the ground!
Chorus
If you are wearing white, wearing white, wearing white!
If you are wearing white … fly like a kite!
Yes, you heard right, fly like a kite! If you are wearing white, fly like a kite!
We make a rainbow with our clothes, head to toes!
We make a rainbow with our clothes!
Chorus
If you are wearing black, wearing black, wearing black!
If you are wearing black … pat yourself on the back!
Yes, it’s a fact, pat yourself on the back!
If you are wearing black, pat yourself on the back!
Chorus x2

Hands On Activity!
Play with clothes and colors! Dressing up can be a fun way to learn colors;
talk about the colors you are wearing and play dress up with toys too!
You can also play with matching colors and clothing!
If You're Happy
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If You’re Happy

(Traditional + New Lyrics by Laurie Story)

If you’re happy and you know it, smile wide!

(Spoken: Let me see those big, beautiful smiles!)

If you’re happy and you know it, smile wide!

(Spoken: Beautiful smiles!)

If you’re happy and you know it,
well your face will surely show it!
If you’re happy and you know it, smile wide!

(Spoken: Beautiful! Sometimes, we don't feel happy, we feel sad.)

If you’re sad and you know it, cry, “Boo hoo!”

(Spoken: Sometimes we feel angry)

If you’re angry and you know it, growl, “I’m mad!”

(Spoken: Sometimes we feel scared)

If you’re scared and you know it, scream like a teeny tiny mouse! (“Eeee!”)

(Spoken: Well sometimes we just feel surprised and we say, "Oh my!")

If you’re surprised and you know it, say "Oh my!"

(Spoken: Sometimes, after feeling all those things in 1 day,
or sometimes one hour, we just feel so tired!)

If you're tired and you know it, yawn real big… (Yawn)
(Spoken: Wake up! Wake up happy!)
If you’re happy and you know it, shout, “Hooray!”

Hands On Activity!

Play with singing about feelings! There are so many feelings that come up throughout the day so singing about them in any given moment helps a young child to have more language and understanding about what they are feeling.

You can use the traditional version of 'If You're Happy' to clap hands, stomp feet, etc and/or you can use this Laurie Story version with facial expressions and sounds! Focusing on emotions in these playful ways is an invitation to explore them more fully while increasing the language and ability to express in healthy ways. Of course it is important to always be mindful to honor emotions and one way to do this is to simply mirror the emotion in the moment. You can even substitute 'you' for 'I' by saying something like, "Oh I see you feel sad. When i feel sad, I cry too.: Then sing, "When I feel sad and i know it, I cry boo hoo! ... " The use of song will help lesson the intensity of the moment and can lead to an easier transition as well as the empowerment of having more emotional literacy to employ next time.
It's Me! Dancin' With My Family!
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It's Me! Dancin' with My Family!
C 2023 Laurie Story V

It’s me, it’s me, it’s me, it’s me, dancin’ with my family!
It’s me, it’s me, it’s me, it’s me, dancin’ with my family!
Who, who, who, who, who is in my family?
Who, who, who, who is dancing with me?

*Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom is (in) my family with me!
Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom is dancin’ with me!

* Zip in family members, dad, grandpa, grandma, kitty, doggie, etc

It’s me, it’s me, it’s me, it’s me!

Hands On Activity!
DANCE! Dance around the house with loved ones, toys, pets!
Use scarves or ribbons for more play or just swirl and twirl your bodies around the house to any dance music that makes you want to DANCE!

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