The Pencil Song is a song we sing to check that we are holding our pencil correctly before we write. It is sung to the tune of the ‘Hokey Cokey’. It goes like this:
You get your holding fingers ready,
And pick your pencil up,
You tip it back to lay across your hand,
You put your pillow finger under to keep poor Curly safe,
Now do your pencil checks,
Holding fingers opposite, Can you see some colour?
Pillow finger under, Pen back, Wrist bent, hands rest down!