Tony Chestnut is an international hit song that has captured the hearts of children and adults spanning the globe.
If you haven’t heard of this song, then you’ve missed out on a LOT of FUN! Tony Chestnut is a delightful, silly tune that will have everyone moving and laughing as they try to keep up with movements that use body parts to replace names; point to your toe, knee, chest and nut (head). It continues with other fun actions including, Eileen (lean to the side), Neil (kneel), Pat (pat your head), Bob (bob your head), Russell (shake your body) and Skip (skip in place). The song begins slow to introduce the actions then picks up speed. As it speeds up, so does the fun.
Tony Chestnut has become one of the most popular songs performed by children at family nights, Valentine’s Day performances, and preschool and kindergarten graduations. This song is also great for brain breaks, indoor recess, group activities and morning meeting. It is ideal for preschool through lower elementary and is also part of physical education programs for all ages.
It’s available in two formats CD and Full CD Download. The demonstration video is available to view for FREE on our YouTube educational channel.
Our music video version of Tony Chestnut is available on the award-winning DVD, “Movin’ & Groovin’ Vids for Kids”. Click here to see an entire list of songs and video demonstrations.
Kindness Counts: Exploring Random Acts of Kindness
FREE Printable Curriculum! It begins with a kindness tree that beautifully blooms with your children’s kind acts. It includes activities for math, science, reading, art, music and much more! There is even a section, “Sign Language (ASL): Signing Manners” where children learn how to sign kind words. Also, morning greeting activities that includes teaching children how to say “Hello” in eleven different languages, newsletters to share with parents and a “Kindness Starts with ME!” chart so parents can participate with this activity at home. This curriculum correlates with the, “The Book About Tony Chestnut”.
If children learn about compassion, respect, empathy and how to express acts of kindness in both words and actions then they can have a positive impact on the world they live in.
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From the CD, Tony Chestnut & Fun Time Action Songs
by The Learning Station
℗©Monopoli/The Learning Station
Tony Chestnut knows I love you. Tony knows. Tony knows. Tony Chestnut knows I love you. That’s what Tony knows. Tony, Tony and his sister Eileen. And Eileen loves Neil and Neil loves Pat. But Pat still loves Bob. And there’s Russell and Skip. This song is silly, but it’s hip. How it ends, just one man knows. And guess what? (what?), it’s Tony Chestnut.
* Talk directing music to play faster. Cup your hands and pretend you are stirring the musical pot that is controlling the speed of the music. Stir faster and faster. Repeat all the lyrics and movements above.