Song of the Month

Every month the song/dance/activity will change. Many of the songs will be from my Recordings. Please print the page and do the activity with your child. Teachers may print the page to use with their classes. If you have questions, Contact Me.

January 2006

Shine Shine Shine!

by Carol Johnson © 1977

Listen to the whole song on Stinky Cake or hear it here:

Shine into the New Year with this lively song Miss Carole's first venture into rock'n'roll! Kids will sing along, and even 2 year olds can do the motions. Teach the keywords below first, then use the music. Don't worry if they get everything exactly, or if they just start dancing it's just that kind of beat! If you don't understand the sign language description, go to http://www.masterstech-home.com/the_library click on the word, and a person will demonstrate the gesture

Lyrics:

I'm gonna shine shine shine! 
I'm gonna shine shine shine! 
I've got a great big light, deep inside 
I'm gonna shine shine shine! (repeat verse)

Shining in the morning. Shining in the night. 
Feel so happy. Feel so bright!

I'm gonna laugh laugh laugh 
I'm gonna laugh laugh laugh 
A-hee hee hee, come on and laugh with me 
I'm gonna laugh laugh laugh!

I'm gonna jump jump jump 
I'm gonna jump jump jump 
I'm gonna jump for joy, boy oh boy! 
I'm gonna jump jump jump!

Jumping on one foot, jumping on two 
Feel so happy cuz I'm jumping with you! 
(repeat 1st verse) 
Shine On!

Movements:

Shine open and close hands, palms out, at shoulder height. For 2nd verse, do same high above head. 

Great big light roll hands in front like "Wheels on the Bus" 

Morning The little finger edge of the left hand rests in the crook of the right elbow. The left arm, held horizontally, represents the horizon. The open right hand, fingers together and pointing up, with palm facing the body, rises slowly to an almost upright angle.The little finger edge of the left hand rests in the crook of the right elbow. The left arm, held horizontally, represents the horizon. The open right hand, fingers together and pointing up, with palm facing the body, rises slowly to an almost upright angle. 

Night The left hand, palm down, is positioned at chest height. The downturned right hand, held an inch or so above the left, moves over the left hand in an arc, as the sun setting beneath the horizon.The left hand, palm down, is positioned at chest height. The downturned right hand, held an inch or so above the left, moves over the left hand in an arc, as the sun setting beneath the horizon. 

Happy The open right hand, with palm facing body, strikes the heart several times. The hand moves up and off the heart after each strike.The open right hand, with palm facing body, strikes the heart several times. The hand moves up and off the heart after each strike. 

Laugh make "L" with each hand by extending the pointer up, thumb out. Place thumbs near corners of mouth and pull outward while smiling!

Extension Activity: Discuss what things shine lightbulbs, the sun, tinfoil, etc. How do we "shine" - what does it feel like, look like and what makes each of us "shine?" Capture someone "shining" with your camera, mount the picture on a yellow construction paper sun great for the refrigerator or classroom wall! Shine On!

Songs to couple with this one: "Mr. Sun" or "This Little Light of Mine"

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