*Up my sleeves or behind my back, for example.

You can add as many verses as you wish mentioning a new part of the body (when the German word is in singular the verb is "ist", when it's in plural, it's "sind")…

Meine Nase ist verschwunden… (my nose)
Meine Augen sind verschwunden… (my eyes)
Mein Mund ist verschwunden… (my mouth)
Meine Ohren sind verschwunden… (my ears)
Meine Haare sind verschwunden… (my hair)
Meine finger sind verschwunden… (my fingers)

Game Instructions

In each verse you hide a different body part depending on the line.


According to this German site, "You can also play the song as a hide and seek game. Substitute children's names for body parts. On 'Ei da' the hidden child reappears and it's another kid's turn.



Many thanks to Ruth Müller for singing this song for us!

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Meine Hände sind verschwunden

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Lisa Stephan from the German Australian Playschool in Canberra, Australia, for contributing and translating this song.

Vielen Dank!