How to Sing Open Shut Them

Learn how to sing the classic kid's song Open Shut Them with this Howcast video.

"Open, shut, and open, shut…"

Jamie: Hi, friends. I’m Jamie.

Kelly: And I’m Kelly.

Jamie: And we’re going to be doing "Open, Shut Them." So we’re going to be using our hands a lot. So let’s shake them out just like this. And shake them way up high and shake them way down low. And we’re going to open and shut them together just like this. Ready? Open, shut them/open, shut them/open, shut them. You got that? And then we’re going to give a little clap, clap, clap back to open shut them. Open, shut them and then we’re going to put them all the way in our lap, lap, lap. And we’re going to creep them, crawl them right up to our chin. We’ll open wide our little mouths. Everybody open your mouths, but do not let them in and put them right behind your back. Now let’s put that all together.

Open, shut them/open, shut them/give a little clap, clap, clap
Open, shut them/open, shut them/put them in your lap, lap, lap
Creep them, crawl them/slowly crawl them/right up to your chin, chin, chin
Open wide your little mouths/But do not let them in

Do you think we can add some music along with that?

Kelly: Sure.

Jamie: Get your hands out just like this with me, everybody. Ready?

Open, shut them/open, shut them/give a little clap, clap, clap
Open, shut them/open, shut them/put them in your lap, lap, lap
Creep them, crawl them/slowly crawl them/right up to your chin, chin, chin
Open wide your little mouths/But do not let them in

Let’s try that once again. Ready? Get your hands out just like this in front of you.

Open, shut them/open, shut them/give a little clap, clap, clap
Open, shut them/open, shut them/put them in your lap, lap, lap
Creep them, crawl them/slowly crawl them/right up to your chin, chin, chin
Open wide your little mouths/But do not let them in

I hope you didn’t let them in. You didn’t get them in your mouth did you?

Kelly: Oh, no.

Jamie: Oh, good. Good and that was "Open, Shut Them." I hope you got your hands out way in front of you and opened and shut them with me, okay?