Saturday, November 28, 2009

Five Original Finger Games

If you can hear my voice...
(This fingerplay is one that I use almost daily with my students to quiet them down and get them ready for storytime. Start out using a normal speaking voice and with each line speak quieter and quieter.)

If you can hear my voice, touch your nose (children touch their nose).
If you can hear my voice, touch your toes (children touch their toes).
If you can hear my voice, touch your hips (children touch their hips).
If you can hear my voice, touch your lips (children touch their lips).

Fingers Freeze
(This fingerplay is done during the beginning of the year, when I am teaching my children the concept of freezing, in order to listen for more instructions.)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Fingers dancing, doing the jive. (Fingers dance on crossed legs or wherever.)
6,7,8,9,10, Freeze! (pause) And let them dance again! (Second hand joins and fingers dance until freeze is said, they stop and wait until they can dance again.)

Five Little Bears

5 little bears went out walking with me, (5 fingers go walking)
One walked off and climbed a tree. (pretend to climb a tree with your arms)
Found a little hive but it was full of bees, (hold the right hand around the left- as a hive, and then let the right fingers fly about like bees)
Sad little bear got bee stings on his knees. (touch knees with a sad face)

Monsters

One little monster, scary and blue (hold up one finger)
Met a friend and then there were two. (hold up two fingers)
Two little monsters, shaking a tree, (two fingers shake)
They met a friend and that made three. (hold up three fingers)
Three little monsters, slamming a door, (three fingers slam a door)
They met a friend and that made four. (hold up four fingers)
Four little monsters, dancing a jive, (four fingers dance)
They met a friend and that made five. (hold up five fingers)
Five scary monsters on Halloween night, (five fingers walk)
They met a ghost who gave them a fright! (five fingers shake and run away)

Spring
(Can be sung to the rhythm of "The Wheels on the Bus")

During the Spring the rain comes down (fingers slide down), the rain comes down, the rain comes down,
During the Spring the rain comes down and it makes me want to frown (show a sad face).
During the Spring the rain comes down (fingers slide down), the rain comes down, the rain comes down,
During the Spring the rain comes down and the little worms drown (wiggle fingers around).
During the Spring the rain comes down (fingers slide down), the rain comes down, the rain comes down,
During the Spring the rain comes down and flowers grow in town (left hand grows out of right hand and opens up).

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