Text Traditional; Actions Traditional
Please porridge hot, please porridge cold,
Please porridge in the pot, nine days old;
Some like it hot, some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot, nine days old.
Age Participation: Ages 5 to 8 years ; (Modified: can be for 6 months to 5 years)
Skills Utilized/Reinforced: Fine motor skill (Clapping) ; Laterality/Directionality ; Opposites
Possible Modifications: For younger kids this rhyme works well as a fingerplay, too. Any eays way to do so would be to use sign language for “Please,” “Hot,” “Cold,” “Pot,” “Old,” and “Like.”
The website, babysignlanguage.com, features a dictionary that had a video, cartoon illustration, and description for each word.
Another source for signs is the ASL Dictionary at lifeprint.com. It features video and photographs for each entries.
Themes: Songs ; Food ; Cooking ; Opposites ; Manners (Please) ; Favorites