Snow: Fingerplay

Two snowflakesWhere is Snowflake?
Words & Actions by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: Where is Thumbkin?

Where is snowflake? Where is snowflake?
REPEAT TWICE: HANDS OUT TO SIDES / CUP HANDS TOGETHER
In the sky! In the sky!
RAISE ARMS OVERHEAD
Then it kisses my nose, before chilling my toes
TOUCH NOSE / TOUCH TOES
As it falls, as it falls!
WIGGLE FINGERS DOWNWARDS TO MIMIC FALLING SNOW

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Monster Marilyn: Prop Story/Song

Monster Marilyn: Monster Prop StoryStory: Monster Marilyn
Written by: CK Emanuel
To the tune of: Aiken Drum

Need:
– 11×17 paper
– foam poster board or felt board
– velcro
– laminater

Participation Age Range: 18 months to 8 years old

Method: Print the monster pieces. In the sample depicted, it was chosen to laminate the pieces and add velcro to the pieces. Another option is to use the printed pieces as a template to create felt pieces. May choose to have viewers act along with actions: touching specific body parts, making silly face, etc.

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Halloween Magic: Prop Story

Ivesred Draque: Library VampireDesigned by: CK Emanuel
Inspired the semi-traditional: Snowman Magic Prop Story

Need:
– 2 manila envelopes OR 2 11×17 construction paper
– paper to print the pdf document listed below
– hot glue to assemble the double envelopes
– black marker
– scissors

Participation Age Range: 18 months to 8 years old

Method: Hide the vampire in the hidden section of the double envelope. Use your hand to keep that section closed when the envelope is turned upside-down for the kids to see it is empty.

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Prehistoric Animals: Prop Story

T-rex, Woolly Mammoth, Saber-tooth tiger, Triceratops, Pteranodon, Brontosaurus

Story: Whose Footsteps Are Those?
Written by: CK Emanuel
Inspired by: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do You See? By Bill Martin, Jr.

Need:
– craft foam: various colors
– poster board or sturdy cardboard
– 3d paint & poster paint: various colors
– empty book tape rolls
– jumbo craft sticks
– exacto knife
– Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
– permanent black marker

Participation Age Range: 2 to 8 years old

Method: As name the prehistoric animal, hold it up or display it on a table or ledge for kids to see.

Read more for the story/chant and for close-up images of the props

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A Scientist: Fingerplay

Scientist next to a lab table with beakersI’m a Scientist
Words and Actions by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: I’m a Policeman Dressed in Blue

I’m a scientist, yes, its true!
HANDS ON CHEST
Here are the things you’ll see me do:
HANDS OUT TO THE SIDES / POINT IN FRONT OF YOU, THEN TO SELF
I’ll ponder, think, and look around,
TAP INDEX FINGER AT TEMPLE / SHADE EYES
I’ll explore then report on what I found.
PRETEND TO “POUR” DIFFERENT CHEMICALS INTO THE SAME CONTAINER
LAY ONE HAND FLAT AS IF PAPER, USE OTHER HAND TO “WRITE” ON IT
It’s my job, and I like it fine.
HANDS ON CHEST / GIVE A “THUMBS UP”
No one has a better job than mine!
WAGGLE FINGER ; HANDS ON CHEST

Original Content Source: “I’m a Policeman Lyrics.” JustSomeLyrics, http://www.justsomelyrics.com/2030380/i%27m-a-policeman-lyrics.html.

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Fuzzy Wuzzy: Prop Story

A bear made from feltStory: Fuzzy Wuzzy; Traditional Text First Verse

Need:
-felt in various colors: brown, tan, red, black, white, blue
-hot glue and glue sticks
-a felt board
-black fabric paint
– used AccuCut Teddy Bear #1 die for the “bare”

Participation Age Range: 6 months to 3 years old

Method: Overlay the “fur” coat over the “bare” bear and place together on the felt board. Remove the “fur” when the line “had no hair.” As mentions the different clothing items, dress the “bare” bear with them.

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One Potato, Two Potato- Mashed!: Prop Story

Smiling potato2nd and 3rd verses written by CK Emanuel based on the traditional Irish potato counting song used for the first verse.

One potato, two potato,
three potato, four,
Five potato, six potato,
Seven potato, more!

Eight potato, nine potato
Ten potato, on a roll
Eleven, twelve, then thirteen
Fourteen potato– where’s a bowl?

Let’s mix and squish,
Mash first fast then slow.
Now fill your dish-
with the mash potato combo!

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