Pop Goes the Weasel


Students will be totally engaged in this peekaboo game as they hide their scarves and let them “pop” out just like the weasel. Teach them to match tempo by having them dance along with the music as it gets faster and faster. Change the movement each round to help them learn gross motor skills. They will also practice fine motor skills as they scrunch up their scarves into their fists in order to let them pop out. Try this with infants and very young students to practice visual tracking, listening, and hand eye coordination.  Give this familiar rhyming song a try with your class!



Pop Goes the Weasel will be a favorite peekaboo game in your circle time! Help your students scrunch up their scarves in their hands and wait until you hear “pop” to let your scarves fly out! Students will master this game quickly, and you may see them play peekaboo independently or with their peers outside of circle time! With this download, you will receive:

  • Pop Goes the Weasel digital audio track- Keep it handy so you’re always ready to sing and play with your students
  • Pop Goes the Weasel Activity Guide –  includes what kids learn (goals/objectives), how to teach it, suggested materials/instruments