Here are three traditional fingerplays for you to enjoy in any season.
Please note the videos are for you to learn the fingerplay and then teach your child. Young children develop language skills best in person-to-person interactions. I hope the videos are helpful for you! xo, Kelly
I Have Ten Fingers
I have ten fingers,
And they belong to me.
I can make them do things,
Do you want to see?
I can open them wide,
I can shut them up tight,
I can put them together,
I can put them out of sight,
I can put them up high,
I can put them down low,
I can fold them together on my lap just so.
hold up ten fingers
point thumbs in to self
wiggle ten fingers
palms up, shrug shoulders
open fingers wide
shut them tight
fold hands together, interlacing fingers
hide hands behind back
reach arms above head
hands down by sides
fold hands together and put in lap
Here Is the Church
Here is the church,
Here is the steeple,
Let’s go inside,
And see all the people!
hands laced together, backs of hands up
pointer fingers point up touching to make steeple
roll hands over palms up, still interlaced
wiggle all your fingers
Here Are Mother’s Knives and Forks
Here are Mother’s knives and forks.
Here is Grandma’s table.
Here is Sister’s looking glass,
And here is Baby’s cradle.
hands laced together, fingers up
flip hands so knuckle side makes a table
pointer fingertips touch to make a triangle
now pinkie fingertips also touch and you have a cradle rock the cradle back and forth