A focus song where you gradually remove all the words.
Bananas bananas – click click click
Bananas bananas – flick flick flick
Bananas bananas – tap tap tap
Bananas bananas – clap clap clap
See if the children know all the action words, i.e. click, flick, tap, clap.
Repeat the song three times.
The second time, don’t sing the action words (click, flick, tap, clap) – tell the children to sing them in their heads (or in their ‘thinking voice’).
The final time, also take away the ‘bananas’ so that the song is completely silent (except for the sound of the movements).
It is excellent for children’s rhythm, as well as getting them focused.
Try this song in another language