Hands in the Air song

Use the Hands in the Air song to encourage music learning at home or in the classroom.

The specially composed song is designed to encourage music participation for primary school children aged four to seven-years-old.

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Lesson and Activity Plans

Early Years Foundation Phase

Hands in the Air Early Years Foundation Stage Activity Plan

Key Stage 1

Hands in the Air Key Stage 1 Lesson Plan - Part One
Hands in the Air Key Stage 1 Lesson Plan - Part Two
Hands in the Air Key Stage 1 Lesson Plan - Part Three

Welsh Translations

Hands in the Air Early Years Foundation Stage Activity Plan
Hands in the Air Key Stage 1 Lesson Plan - Part One

Song and Lyrics sheet

DOWNLOAD: Hands in the Air song
DOWNLOAD: Hands in the Air song lyrics

Hands in the Air lyrics

Na na-na na-na na na na-na
Na na-na na-na na na na-na
Na na-na na-na na na na-na
Na na-na na-na na na na-na

Put your hands in the air, like you don’t care
Put your hands in the air, like you don’t care

Now put your hands in the air, like you don’t care
Now put your hands in the air, like you don’t care

Na na-na na-na na na na-na
Na na-na na-na na na na-na
Na na-na na-na na na na-na
Na na-na na-na na na na-na

Shake your body to the left, feel the best
Now shake body to the right and you’ll feel alright

Shake your body to the left, feel the best
Now shake body to the right and you’ll feel alright

La la-la la-la la la la-la
La la-la la-la la la la-la
La la-la la-la la la la-la
La la-la la-la la la la-la

Clap your hands, clap your hands
Yeah clap your hands, clap your hands, clap your hands

Now clap your hands, clap your hands
Yeah clap your hands, clap your hands, clap your hands

Na na-na na-na na na na-na
Na na-na na-na na na na-na
Na na-na na-na na na na-na
Na na-na na-na na na na-na

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