This is a great Groovi Pauli song/video for exploring the uses of 上 and 下.
The chorus goes like this:
shàng shàng shàng going up up up,
xià xià xià going down down below
上上上going up up up, 下下下going down down below.
In the up down song we sing in class, a few examples of shàng and xià are explored. Use these around the house /community. Let Groovi Pauli help you pronounce these by watching the video lots of times!
shàng chuáng – Getting in bed
shàng chē – Getting in the car
shàng lóu – Going up the stairs
shàng kè – starting class
xià chuáng – getting out of bed
xià chē – getting out of the car
xià lóu – going down the stairs
xià kè – finishing class