Friday, November 18, 2011

Tony Chestnut

Happy Friday!!!!

If your kiddos are anything like mine - the holidays are bringing out the "nutty" - the "Tony Chestnut-ty" in them.  Fall in Michigan can bring lots of rain and with that the dreaded...INDOOR RECESS.  I don't know about you - but I cringe at the thought of 24+ first graders cooped up in a classroom for 6+ hours out of the day without much chance to release their "inner-wiggle". 

If you haven't heard of Tony Chestnut you'll want to click {HERE} to find out more.  I found this song years ago...and if you read my "Influential People" post that was one of the "Remember when's" that came up a few times..."Mrs. W. do you remember when we did Tony Chestnut, that was so much fun!"

This song seriously gives you a good work out - and you can't help but giggle when you do it - perfect for an indoor recess kinda day. 

The video is pretty, umm, cheesy - but you gotta trust me, it's a crowd pleaser in the classroom.  I've never seen the video before now and I'll have to admit it falls under the "wow, that's interesting" category.  We act out the song pretty much like the people in the video {a little less creepy} but we make a circle with our two hands for "nut" and when we say "Eileen" we point to our eyes and then lean our bodies over more exaggerated than in the video.  Where it says "How it ends" - there's no way I'd have my kids stick their tushes out the way they do in the video...that's just asking for trouble if you ask me - instead we put our hands up in the air like we're saying "Hmm...I dunno"...basically, you can make up any movements...

Anyway, here's the video...try really hard to look past the yikes factor and picture our kiddos having a ball!

Click on the poster to get the lyrics...

Happy weekend!!!!!!


  1. OK - I am old, but I had never heard this song until my cousin's little girl sang it for me and I have been wanting it ever since July 4th! So glad you posted it! Thank you! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  2. Have you checked out Adventure to Fitness??? It's also a great indoor recess activity! :) Love how you described the song!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  3. I loved your Turkey Flakes idea so much that I just gave you the Sunshine Award :)

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  4. I love Tony Chestnut! And I agree Great Workout! Thanks for sharing.


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