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By Mike Wardfreelance educational consultant.

Use these fun and exclusive activites and rhymes to keep the children wriggling and jiggling

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1 Ants in my pants!

Enjoy this fast and non-stop action rhyme

EYFS Area of learning > Expressive arts & design > Being Imaginative and Expressive

What you need

Group size: whole group.

‘Ants in my pants!’ rhyme; paper; pencil; 1-6 dice; felt-tipped pens.

What to do

As a fun, warm-up activity, perform the action rhyme ‘Ants in my pants’ together. Once the children are familiar with the actions, speed up the verses each time you say the rhyme, until it becomes so fast that it is almost impossible to keep up! Then, drop to the floor exhausted and relax (although be prepared that the children will probably want to do it again a few minutes later).

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