The Hokey Pokey

This old classic is best if you have a little room to move. However, we don’t have enough space to form a circle at my cozy programs, and standing in an uncoordinated cluster works just fine for us.

The Hokey Pokey is the ultimate in adaptability. You can invent a variation for any theme or concept you might have in mind. All you need is a set of clothing, items, or creature with enough body parts (no snakes or worms!) and off you go. I’m linking to a couple alternatives at the bottom, but there’s no limit to this one, and it’s so familiar that your audience can generally follow where you’re going with it.

Do you have a favourite variation? Please share it in the comments.

The Hokey Pokey

You put your right foot in, you put your right foot out

You put your right foot in, and you shake it all about

You do the hokey pokey, and you turn yourself around

That’s what it’s all about!

Left foot...
Right/left hand...
Whole self...

Other Variations Include
Animal Hokey Pokey
Campfire Pokey
Pirate Pokey
Winter Pokey


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