Hello Neighbor

For Elementary • K-3

Materials: None

Students form an inner and an outer circle. The inside circle faces the outside circle. Students who are facing each other are now partners who greet each other with the following chant. At the end of the chant, the inside circle then moves one person to the right. Now everyone has a new partner and repeats the chant. This continues until everyone is back in their original place.

Hello ____, what d'ya say (wave to your partner)
It's gonna be a beautiful day (arms circle over head and then move down to sides)
Clap your hands and boogie on down. (clap hands and boogie down.)
Give me a bump and turn around. (gently bump hips)

Plan for Success: Model and practice the moves, words, and safe bump.

Variations/Extensions: Instead of bumping hips, students can jump (Give me a jump and turn around) or raise hands high (Then raise your hands and turn around).

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