you put your right arm in,
your right arm out,
in out, in out,
you shake it all about,
you do the hokey pokey and you turn around,that's what it's all about
oh do the hokey pokey (3 times),
knees bent, arms stretch, roll roll roll
(repeat with left arm, right leg, left leg, and yourself)
I used to do hokey pokey with the kids in the kindergarten when I was still teaching at a Montessori-adopted international curriculum kindergarten school in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia. Actually, there was a great moment to do this when we could stand, gather, and move together in the same movement. It is a cheerful simple music a child can enjoy. It's so fun that I still am doing it with my own kids. They love the rhytmn, dance, and songs. The movement itself builds a happy
Now, there's a hokey pokey which is not a kind of folk dance in New Zealand, but it is something you can enjoy. Hokey pokey is a kind of brittle but not as hard. It is as well sweet as light and it is old-fashioned. Every old-fashioned according to me is more appealing to explore. You can wrap this as a Christmas present a child will love or break it on your ice cream. Even enjoy it as it is is quite desirable.
Source: Edmonds Cookery Book.
5 Tbs sugar,
2 Tbs golden syrup,
1 tsp baking soda
Put sugar and golden syrup into a saucepan. Heat gently, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and bring to boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Stir occassionally, if necessary, to prevent burning. Remove from heat. Add baking soda. Stir quickly until mixture froths up, pour into a buttered tin immediately. Leave until cold and hard. Break into pieces.