Fingerplays and Rhymes
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 fall.
Brown Leaves by Jean Warren
Brown leaves, brown leaves, all around,
Twirling, swirling on the ground. (Twirl around)
See them dancing through the air,
See them falling everywhere. (Slowly sink to floor)
Little leaves falling down,
Red and yellow, orange and brown. (Flutter fingers downward)
Whirling, twirling round and round
Falling softly to the ground. (Flutter fingers downwards in circles)
Leaves, Leaves by Susan A. Miller
Leaves, leaves falling down,
Falling on the ground. (Flutter fingers downward)
Red, yellow, orange, and brown,
Triangular, oval, and round.
(Form named shapes with thumbs and fingers)
Yellow and brown, (Flutter fingers downward)Fall the leaves
All Over the ground.
Rake them up
In piles so high, (Pretend to rake leaves)
They almost reach
Up to the sky.
See the Leaves by Barbara Paxson
See the leaves
To the ground,
Without a sound (Put finger to lips)
Leaves are drifting
Leaves are drifting slowly down, (Flutter fingers downward)
They make a carpet on the ground. (Make spreading movement with hands)
Then, swish! The wind comes whistling by, (Swing hands upward)
And sends them dancing in the sky! (Dance fingers in air)
Check back next week for different fingerplays with a new theme!