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Busy Lizzie
Submitted by: Rachel, Tomball
Audience
• Toddler
Books
Busy Lizzie by:Holly Berry
As an introduction to various body parts, this picture book will encourage toddlers to participate in Busy Lizzie's everyday activities, e.g., "Busy Lizzie has two feet, Kick your feet, Busy Lizzie." Nose, belly, ears, mouth, and hands are also included.
Lulu's Busy Day by:Caroline Uff
This sequel to Hello, Lulu (Walker, 1999) takes youngsters through a day in the life of a little girl. She draws a picture, plays catch, and then journeys (seemingly unattended) to the park where she sees various small animals and meets her best friend on the swings. Upon returning home, she eats dinner, builds with blocks, cleans up, takes a bubble bath, brushes her teddy bear's teeth, and curls up for a bedtime story.
Songs
This is the Way We Clap Our Hands (Tune of “Mulberry Bush”)
This is the way we clap our hands (clap)
Clap our hands, clap our hands.
This is the way we clap our hands,
So early in the morning.

Stop our feet (march)
Shake our legs (shake)
Nod our heads (nod)
Wiggle our toes (wiggle)
Bend our fingers ( bend)
Twitch our noses (twitch)
Blink our eyes (blink)
Yawn our mouth (Yawn)
Swing our arms (Swing)
If You’re Happy and You Know It (Tune of “Same”)
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet.
If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet.
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, stomp your feet.

If you’re happy and you know it, shout “Hooray!”
If you’re happy and you know it, shout “Hooray!”
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, shout “Hooray!”

If you’re happy and you know it, do all three.
If you’re happy and you know it, do all three.
If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it.
If you’re happy and you know it, do all three.
Clap Your Hands (Tune of “Jingle Bells”)
Clap your hands (Clap hands to the beat.)
Clap your hands
Clap them just like me.
Oh what fun
It is to clap
And sing so happily!
Play Busy Lizzie Says
I will pretend to be Lizzie. Say:
Busy Lizzie says, “Hold up your hands.”
Busy Lizzie says, “Wave your hands.”
Busy Lizzie says, “Touch your legs.”
Busy Lizzie says, “Run in place.”
Busy Lizzie says, “Touch your head.”
Busy Lizzie says, “Shake your head.”
Busy Lizzie says, “Find your nose.”
Busy Lizzie says, “Wiggle your nose.”
Busy Lizzie says, “Reach your arms up high.”
Busy Lizzie says, “Clap your hands.”
Busy Lizzie says, “Flap your elbows like wings.”
Busy Lizzie says, “Sit down.”
Hokey Pokey (Tune of “Same”)
You put your right foot in,
You take your right foot out,
You put your right foot in and you shake it all about,
You do the hokey pokey,
and you turn yourself about,
And that's what it's all about!

Left foot, right arm, left arm, back side, head, whole body
Craft
Busy Lizzie Paper Doll:
Color a paper Busy Lizzie and attach her clothes with glue.