Farmer: Fingerplay

a red barn with white barn doors and hay in the upper loft10 Little Farmers
Text and Actions by CK Emanuel
To the tune of the traditional rhyme: 10 Little Indians

OPENING ACTIONS: HOLD UP APPROPRIATE NUMBER OF FINGERS
One little, two little, three little farmers
Four little, five little, six little farmers
Seven little, eight little, nine little farmers,
Ten little farmers …

ENDING PHRASE MAY INCLUDE:
… on the tractor
MOVE HANDS AS IF DRIVING
sowing the fields
AS IF SPRINKLING SEEDS
growing food
START HAND FLAT ON GROUND THEN MOVE IT VERTICAL TO SHOW GROWTH
milking the cows
MOVE HANDS AS IF MILKING
shearing the sheep
MOVE HANDS AS IF SHEARING SHEEP
gathering eggs
MOVE HANDS AS IF PLACING EGGS IN BASKET


Participation Age Range: 18 months to 7 years

Skills Utilized/Reinforced: fine motor skills, STEAM/STEM, Math (Counting)

Themes: Farm, Harvest, Barnyard Animals, Jobs

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