This is a great body movement song, and is an echo song, great for getting the kids to sing back the Chinese! We sing this in class often.
I originally learned this song from some American dude on youtube, who had videoed his adult Mandarin students practicing it in class, but I can’t seem to find it now, so can’t reference it…if you know of the Dude’s name / link let me know so that I can link it. But I did have a MP3 on my hard drive of it, so here it is for you to listen to…
Here are the lyrics:
把手举起来 Bǎshǒu jǔ qǐlái （Hands in the air）
把手拍一拍 Bǎshǒu pāi yī pāi (Clap hands)
蹲下去 Dūn xiàqù (Squat)
站起来 Zhàn qǐlái (Stand up)
摇摇头 Yáo yáo tóu (Shake head)
摆一摆 Bǎi yī bǎi (Sway/Swing like a pendulum)
Fēi yī fēi! (Fly!) Yī, èr, sān, sì, wǔ, liù, qī, bā!
Tī tī tuǐ! (Kick legs) Yī, èr, sān, sì, wǔ, liù, qī, bā!
Bèng bèngtiào! (Jump) Yī, èr, sān, sì, wǔ, liù, qī, bā!
Yuán dì pǎo! (Run on the spot) Yī, èr, sān, sì, wǔ, liù, qī, bā!