Head Shoulders Knees Toes

Schoolchildren singing heads, shoulders, knees and toes

Pen, ysgwyddau, coesau a traed, coesau a traed

Pen, ysgwyddau, coesau a traed, coesau a traed

A llygaid a clustiau a trwyn a cheg

Pen, ysgwyddau, coesau a traed, coesau a traed!

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes

And eyes and ears and mouth and nose

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes!

Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y dedos, rodillas y dedos

Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y dedos, rodillas y dedos

Y ojos y orejas y boca y nariz

Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y dedos, rodillas y dedos!

 

OBJECTIVE: To have fun and warm up the body and voice whilst learning new Welsh & Spanish vocabulary for parts of the body. To follow the sound/word pattern in songs and rhymes & develop language skills through songs and rhymes.

Pupils need to be standing and have space around them. Teach them the Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes song.

Now repeat and replace one body part at a time with the Spanish or Welsh word. Keep going until you have introduced the Spanish word for each body part.

Extension

Do the whole song in Spanish and then begin replacing one word at a time with the Welsh word.

Explain that the Welsh word used in this song for knees, 'coesau', actually means legs! Ask learners why they think song lyrics might not be translated literally word for word.