Fingerplays and Rhymes
Here are some simple fingerplays and rhymes you can try at home with your child. Using fingerpuppets, puppets, and stuffed animals makes them even more fun. Enjoy!
Buzz, Buzz Bumblebee
Buzz, buzz bumblebee
I see something you don’t see.
It begins with the letter (sound) /c/.
Here is a House
Here is a house built up high (strech arms up and touch fingers like a roof)
With two tall chimmeys reaching the sky. (strech arms up separately)
Here are the windows. (make square shape with your hands)
Here is the door. (knock)
If we peep inside,
We see a mouse on the floor. (move fingers like a running mouse)
Here's a little mousie,
Peeking through a hole, (Poke index finger of one hand through fist of the other hand)
Peek to the left, (Wiggle finger to the left)
Peek to the right, (Wiggle finger to the right)
Pull your head back in, (Pull finger into fist)
There's a cat in sight.
Five Fat Peas
Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed (children hold hand in a fist)
One grew, two grew, so did all the rest. (put thumb and fingers up one by one)
They grew and grew (raise hand in the air very slowly)
And did not stop,
Until one day the pod went POP! (children clap hands together)
Two Little Blackbirds
Two little blackbirds,
sitting on a hill. (Make fists, with thumbs straight up for "birds.")
One named Jack, (Wiggle left thumb.)
One named Jill. (Wiggle right thumb.)
Fly away Jack, (Move left hand back over left shoulder.)
Fly away Jill, (Move right hand over right shoulder.)
Come back Jack, (Bring left hand, with thumb up, back in front of you.)
Come back Jill. (Bring right hand, with thumb up, back in front of you.)
Walking to the ABC’s
Come on everybody, walk with me.
Walking all around to the ABC’s.
We’ll call out every letter alphabetically
While we’re walking to the ABC’s.
Repeat using tiptoe and whisper the letters.
Repeat using stop and shout the letters.
Five Little Hotdogs
Five little hotdogs frying in the pan. (hold up five finger and wiggle them)
The grease got hot, and one went BAM! (Clap hands together)
Four little hotdogs…
No little hotdogs frying in the pan. (shrug shoulders)
The pan got hot and it went BAM! (Clap hands together)