Go to Pinterest and search for action songs and you get tons of fun things for children. For those in senior living you get ____ (insert the sound of crickets).

It isn’t that action or movement needs to be a necessary part of sessions. Sometimes it is nice to move for fun and not exercise.

Tapping the minds of some great folks in Music Session Builders along with my brain brought the dance songs, songs that talk about movement and a few action songs.

Movement songs for senior livingDance Songs

  • Chicken Dance
  • Hokey Pokey
  • Hula songs
  • Hands Up
  • Alley Cat
  • The Twist
  • Beer Barrel Polka

Songs that talk about movement

  • Blue Suede Shoes
  • These Boots are Made for Walkin’
  • Walking on Sunshine
  • Shake, Rattle and Roll

Action Songs

  • Mein Hut/ My Hat it has 3 Corners
  • Ragtime Cowboy Joe

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