If you need a fun and engaging activity to do with the group of children in your care, check out our student’s variations on the “if you’re happy and you know it” song!
I love to do ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It.’ This works great inside and outdoors. Keep in mind though that the different activities you do with the song might be different if indoors. I normally do this with the 1 year olds, but you could do it with the older kids as well. Simply give them an instruction like ‘If you’re happy and you know it touch your head.’ If you’re outdoors change it to something more physical like ‘If you’re happy and you know it, run.’
If you try this activity with the children in your care, share your experience in the comments section! Looking for more activities? Check out our other blogs on activities to do with children or one of our early childhood training courses.
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