Thank You

DRAFT

THANK YOU

Author M. Dorsett

January 2021 

VERSION 1 OLDER CHILDREN WITH RHYMES 

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1

When you wake up to greet the day, 

start it off the best way.

2

Saying thank you will make you smile.

There is so much to be thankful for,

Just think for a while.

3

All the things that make you, you.

Tell them thank you for what they do.

4

Say thank you feet!

You’re so cool.

Like big hands upon which I stand.

5

Thank you legs!

You help me walk through life.

Or run, if I feel like.

6

Give it a rub, rub, rub and say

Thank you belly!

Just waking up? Stay off the telly!

7

Thank you fingers!

You help me play!

I use you every lovely day!

8

Say thank you arms!

You’re growing strong.

Without you life would feel so wrong.

9

Sing it! Thank you ears!

My oh my oh

You help me to hear music to fill my soul.

10

Thank you nose!

You help me smell.

I must confess, you’re one of the best.

12

Thank you eyes!

Because of you I can see,

all the beauty the world has to offer me.

13

Thank you mouth!

For me to taste.

Plus words I don’t waste.

14

Thank you head!

You hold my brain.

So I can think and explain.

16

Thank you toes!

There’s ten of you.

Wiggle one. And wiggle two.

Say I love this one, and this one too! 

Say I love each and every one of you!

17

Thank you body, thank you heart,

Thank you spirit, thank you mind.

Together you all,

make a home for my soul.

Thank you.

Saying thank you is a great way to start the day!

Teach your child to begin the day with reading and movement.

Guide your child through stretching to the listed body parts while reading together.

Stretch exercise prompt

VERSION 2 YOUNGER CHILDREN WITH RHYMES 

1

When you wake up to greet the day, 

start it off the best way.

2

Saying thank you will make you smile.

There is so much to be thankful for,

Just think for a while.

3

All the things that make you, you.

Tell them thank you for what they do.

4

Say thank you feet!

You’re so cool.

5

Thank you legs!

You help me walk through life.

6

Give it a rub, rub, rub and say

Thank you belly!

7

Thank you fingers!

You help me play!

8

Say thank you arms!

You’re growing strong.

9

Sing it! Thank you ears!

My oh my oh.

10

Thank you nose!

You help me smell.

12

Thank you eyes!

Because of you I can see.

13

Thank you mouth!

For me to taste.

14

Thank you head!

You hold my brain.

16

Thank you toes!

There’s ten of you.

Wiggle one. And wiggle two.

Say I love this one, and this one too! 

Say I love each and every one of you!

17

Thank you body, thank you heart,

Thank you spirit, thank you mind.

Together you all,

make a home for my soul.

Thank you.

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