Today I have two spring/summer fingerplays on video just for you (this is a re-post from October 2015). I hope you enjoy them!
Please note my intention is for parents to watch the videos on their own and learn the fingerplays to teach their children (not for children to watch the videos).
This is my garden; I’ll rake it with care,
And then some flower seeds I’ll plant in there.
The sun will shine
And the rain will fall,
And my garden will blossom
And grow straight and tall.
hold out right hand flat to be the garden plot and use left hand to rake
left fingers tap right hand like planting seeds
left fingers wiggle like the sun shining
left fingers wiggle like the rain falling
right hand fingers gather like a bud and then blossom open
right hand grows up straight and tall
Dig a little hole,
Plant a little seed,
Pour a little water,
Pull a little weed,
Chase a little bug
Hey ho, there he goes!
Give a little sunshine,
Grow a little rose.
mimic the gestures lines 1-4
crawl around like you are chasing a bug
arms above head like sunshine
stand up and grow into a beautiful rose!
(we like to say what color rose we are today)