Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

A popular action song


Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes is a fun and silly action song.

The Song

The lyrics are below, if you don’t know the tune then check out this video of Mr Tumble singing it.

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Knees and toes
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Knees and toes
And eyes and ears and mouth and nose,
Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Knees and toe

Do this action song forwards all the way through, singing along to every action in the first verse, then gradually cutting out a body part in each verse whilst continuing to do the actions until the final verse is silent, apart from the ‘and’.

Can you sing it double speed?

How about backwards? Can you keep the tune going and remember which body part you are meant to be pointing to?

Now you’ve got it down in English, how about trying it out in French? It is also sung to the same tune in Spanish and in German.

Take It Further

If you enjoyed singing this, you might want to try out making a water orchestra or introducing people with the song Will You Meet a Friend of Mine?

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