Chase the Rhythm – Hardcopy Teachers Guide


Songs to motivate children to move, developing both the body and brain. Dance like a chicken, catch the flavour of the ice cream, enjoy splashing in the puddles, be a rock and roll star, move with the groove to the disco with dough. Chase the Rhythm makes learning fun.

This guide will show you the words and suggested actions for each song, links to EYFS, Links to KS1, any resources you may want to use and alternative ways or extensions to the song.


The very best Early Years Music  resource for music and movement to accompany Chase the Rhythm childrens music CD

With Physical Activity and Children’s Mental Health being high on government agendas, Funky Feet Music can support you with Early Years music and movement in delivering a multi-sensory music and movement program . We use a CHILD CENTRED APPROACH TO LEARNING. and’ is designed with INTENT, IMPLEMENTATION and IMPACT central to our ethos of HEALTHY, HAPPY LEARNERS.

These guidance notes for Music and Movement include the words to the song, links to EYFS and KS1, Suggested observation opportunities and simple instructions. A really useful planning tool for Early years music and movement especially for those just starting out on their early years journey

  1. Funky Chicken (High Energy, Gross Motor, Echo Singing) Music and Movement at it’s best
  2. Body Scale (Musicality, Body Awareness, Echo Singing) Links to KS1 music
  3. The day I went to the fair (Gross Motor, Memory & Sequencing) supports languages using repeated phrases
  4. Lottie the ladybird (Role Play, Core Strength) Early years music that drives you dottie
  5. Play Dough Disco (Team Work, Fine Motor Exercise) Early years music for dough dancing
  6. There was a tree (Memory & Sequencing, Echo Singing)
  7. Catch the flavour (Balance, Spatial Awareness)
  8. Rainy Day (Puddle jumping, Role Play, Gross motor) Early Years music for a rainy day
  9. Dancing Digits (Fine Motor Control) Early Years Music and Movement to build fine motor muscles
  10. Chug Chug Tractor (Spatial Awareness, Colours and Patterns)
  11. One Finger, One Thumb (Memory, sequencing, independent movement)
  12. Chase the Rhythm (Positional language, Listening for a purpose)
  13. Misty Mole (Listening for a purpose, Parachute)
  14. Greensleeves (Classics, Instrumental Contrasting tempo)
  15. Fizzy Bubbles (Parachute, Colours, Eye tracking, Team Work)
  16. Wake Up, Shake Up (Positional language, Contrasting Movement)
  17. Wriggle and Freeze (Positional Language, Contrasting Movement)
  18. Bath Time (Role Play, Body Awareness, Self Care)
  19. Music Man (Body Parts, Sequencing, Crossing Midlines)
  20. Five Guitars in a rock and roll band (Counting, Role Play)

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