Run On The Spot And Say Hello

Children love the active first verse of this greeting song and teachers love the focus and settling role the second verse plays in the beginning of a lesson!

The tune is based on 'Chicken in the Fencepost'.

This song is can also be used to:

  • Alternate between singing and speaking voices.
  • The second verse can be used to work with the rhythmic element 'tika-ti'.
  • Work with the melodic elements 'low la' and 'low so'.
  • Substitute the word 'goodbye' for 'hello' and the first verse of this song can also be used as a farewell song.
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Kodály Analysis:

Run On The Spot And Say Hello Theme: Greeting/Farewell Games: Action
Partner: Form: Song Type:
Scale: do Pentatonic CSP: F - G Age: Early Childhood - Lower Secondary
Tones: s low l low d finalis r m s l Rhythm: ; ; ; ;  
Melodic: d m ; r m s ; r d l low s low ; s low d ; l s m r d finalis
Prep: l low s low
Prac: l low s low


Origin: M. McLatchey

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Run On The Spot And Say Hello (Word Poster) Students love this active greeting song.

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