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Fingerplays and Rhymes

 

 

 

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Here are some simple fingerplays and rhymes you can try at home with your child.  Using finger puppets, puppets, and stuffed animals makes them even more fun.  Enjoy!

The theme this week for the fingerplays and rhymes is owls.

Wise Owl

A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?

Little Night Owl

Once there was a night owl who lived up in a tree.
She could often spot things that others couldn’t see.
Little night owl, answer me,
What do you see as you sit alone at night up in that tree?

Hoot Owl

Hoot owl, hoot owl, sitting in the tree,
Hoot owl, hoot owl, what do you see?I see black cats running by me, (run like a cat)
All night long as I sit in my tree.

Hoot owl, hoot owl, sitting in the tree,
Hoot owl, hoot owl, what do you see?I see pumpkins rolling by me, (roll like a pumpkin)
All night long as I sit in my tree.

Hoot owl, hoot owl, sitting in the tree,
Hoot owl, hoot owl, what do you see?
I see spiders crawling by me, (crawl like a spider)
All night long as I sit in my tree.

5 Little Owls

5 little owls on a moonlit night
5 little owls are quite a sight.
5 little owls Are you keeping score?
One flew away! And then there were 4.
4 little owls Happy as can be,
One flew away! Then there were 3.
3 little owls Calling "Whoo! Whoo!"
One flew away! And that left two.
2 little owls having lots of fun.
One flew away! And that left 1.
1 little owl We are almost done.
He flew away! And that leaves none.

Owl Song (tune: "I'm a little Teapot") 

I'm a great big owl, as you can see 
I live high up in a tree. |
All the other birds wake me up when they play, 
Because I like to sleep in the day!

Wide Eye Owl

There's a wide eye owl (make fingers in large circles and cup over eyes)
With a pointed nose (use fingers to make a triangle & point out for nose)
2 pointed ears (use fingers for ears)
and claws for toes (wiggle fingers like toes) 
he lives way up in the tree (point up to tree top) 
and when he looks at you (point at kids) 
he flaps his wings (use arms for wings, and flap)
and says whooo whooo (continue flapping wings)


Check back next week for different fingerplays with a new theme!

Previous themes can be found at the links below.
Back to School                          Beach
Bears                                         Clowns   
Fall                                            Fish    
Homes                                       Mice
Pumpkins                                  Summer
Shapes
Scarecrows

Updated 10/20/2014

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