This is a great song for school or library story times and at home!
It's that time of
year again, and from
late February through March plastic Easter eggs are on the store
shelves. It's a great time to either make your first egg shakers or
replace the ones you have. Of course you can purchase “real” egg
shakers, but we’re all on a budget, and these are so inexpensive and
easy to make. Children of all ages love them. They are brightly
colored, easy for small hands to hold, and washable!
to get directions on making your own.
I sing this song slowly to allow new walkers to join in. It’s great
for both fine and large motor skills, and vocabulary-building for
little ones. If you play guitar, autoharp, or any other portable
instrument, it’s an easy song to play as you lead the egg “parade!”
Of course it’s also fun to sing a cappella (voice only) so you can
model placing the egg - especially for young toddlers.
to use with rhythm instruments
Shake You Egg and Follow Me
(sung to tune of London Bridges)
Shake your egg and follow me, follow me, follow me
Shake your egg and follow me
Now put your egg on your head.
Repeat, putting egg on toes, tummy, nose, chin, a
You can do this song sitting in a circle and
just replace the words| “follow me,” with “along with me.”