This is another one I wrote myself, as kids love the Open Shut Them song! So sing this to the same tune! The meaning is totally different though, but obvious through the actions! Lots of opposites in this song, from open to shut, stand up to sit down, and head to toe!
Kāimén guānmén Kāimén guānmén, Pāi Pāi Pāi Pāi shǒu
Kāimén guānmén Kāimén guānmén, mōmō jiǎozhǐtou
Zhànqǐlái zuòxià Zhànqǐlái zuòxià, Pāi Pāi Pāi Pāi shǒu
Zhànqǐlái zuòxià Zhànqǐlái zuòxià, mōmō nǐde tóu
English translation is : Open the door, shut the door, open the door, shut the door, give a little clap, Open the door, shut the door, open the door, shut the door, touch your toes, stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down, give a little clap, stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down, touch your head. Children put hands in prayer position and open and shut them to imitate a door opening and shutting for the first verse. Children respond immedately as they know the tune so well.
We often, as with other songs, choose to sing this one 快 kuài /fast or 慢 màn /slow. Kids love doing movement songs in speed and skow motion, and the slow version allows them to listen to and sing the song with very clear drawn out syllables.