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Magic Ball
Exercise Song Lyrics and Sound Clip
Jack Capon & Rosemary Hallum, Ph.D.

This song is available on Children’s All-Time Rhythm Favorites

     * The rhythm of the song helps keep the activity far more controlled than the standard "Hot Potato." Encourage children to sing as they play.
     * After children learn the game, use different types, sizes, and textures of balls for variety.
     * Older children may wish to try the game standing in a larger circle and tossing the ball.

FORMATION: Sitting in a circle, as in "Hot Potato."

PROP: Classroom rubber ball, or a substitute such as a nerf ball, balloon, or crumpled paper ball.

    The Magic Ball goes round and round,
    It doesn't even make a sound,
    Hold it tight! (clap twice)
Pass ball around circle, handing it
to the next child.
    Keep it going while you sit,
    Pass it quick or you are it,
    Hold it tight! (clap twice)
    If you're the one to hold it last
    In the circle you must pass—
    YOU ARE IT! (clap twice)

The child holding the ball on the word “IT” goes to the center of the circle and sits there. The others repeat the game.

On the next “IT” this child returns to the circle and a new child sits in the center.Continue.

Repeat all three times.


See more of our Action Song Lyrics

Many thanks to Educational Activities, Inc.for permission to display these lyric excerpts.
© Activity Records, Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.



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