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Rockin' Robin

Rockin' Robin



He rocks in the tree tops all day long   (Hold your arms above your head in a circle and rock back and forth)
Hoppin' and boppin' and singing his song (Hop, moving your arms around as if holding a jump rope)
All the little birdies on jaybird street (Make your elbows bend, as if making bird wings. Then flap your elbows to the beat while picking up your legs, one at a time for a bird walk.)
love to hear the robins go tweet, tweet, tweet  (Cross your arms over your heart on "love", then slap your legs 3x for "tweet, tweet, tweet")

Rockin' Robin (turn around) tweet, tweet, tweet (slap legs)
Rockin' Robin (turn around) tweet, tweet, tweet (slap legs)
blow rockin' robin (hold your holds to the sides of your mouth like a horn)
cause you're really gonna' rock tonight (rock side to side)
(This is only the 1st verse)

Here is a muppet version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvIFBeRy8U0





The kids love this song.
The actions to each line make it fun. 
Each time you sing it, speed up the tempo. (I use an electric keyboard with the sounds and rhythm built in. So, speeding up the tempo is just one push of the tempo button)  The children have fun trying to keep up with the dance.

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