Stars: Fingerplay

Stars.1010 Little Stars
Text and Actions by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: 10 Little Indians

HOLD UP APPROPRIATE NUMBER OF FINGERS
One little, two little, three little twinkling stars
Four little, five little, six little twinkling stars
Seven little, eight little, nine little twinkling stars
Ten little twinkling stars in the sky.
RAISE ARMS OVERHEAD
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Morning: Fingerplay

Up the Sun Rises
Words and Actions Adapted by CK Emanuel
Based on the traditional folksong: Drunken Sailor

Sun.Moon.ClockChorus: (To be sung before each verse)
Way, hay, up she rises,
MOVE ARMS TO THE RIGHT, THEN LEFT, THEN OVERHEAD
Way, hay, up she rises,
Way, hay, up she rises,
Early in the morning!
TAP WRIST AS IF WEARING A “WATCH”

Verses:
What will we do with the sleepy moonlight,
HANDS OUT TO SIDES, PALMS UP
HANDS TOGETHER, AT SIDE OF CHECK AS IF SLEEPING
What will we do with the sleepy moonlight,
What will we do with the sleepy moonlight,
Early in the morning?
TAP WRIST AS IF WEARING A “WATCH”

Wave goodbye so the sun can come after,
WAVE ; HANDS TOUCH OVERHEAD CRATING A “CIRCLE”
Wave goodbye so the sun can come after,
Wave goodbye so the sun can come after,
Early in the morning.
TAP WRIST AS IF WEARING A “WATCH”

Source of Original Folksong: “American Folksongs.” Children’s Stories. Ed. S.E. Schlosser. AmericanFolklore.net, n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2017.
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Brushing Your Teeth: Fingerplay

toothBrush Your Teeth
Author unknown: Compiled on 1,2,3 Learn Curriculum
To the tune of: Row, Row, Row Your Boat

Brush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth,
AS IF INDEX FINGER IS A TOOTHBRUSH, IN FRONT OF TEETH
’til they‘re shiny bright.
SMILE WIDE AND POINT TO TEETH
They’ll be healthy, they’ll be strong,
FLEX ARMS IN A MUSCLE POSE
if you treat them right.
SHAKE FINGER

Source: “Dental Health: Songs Poems and Fingerplays.” (n.d.): 241-42. 123 Learn Curriculum. Jean. Web. 16 Mar. 2017.

Participation Age Range: Ages 6 months to 5 years old
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Alligator : Fingerplay

CrocI’m an Alligator
Words and Actions by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: I’m a Policeman Dress in Blue

I’m an alligator, yes it’s true;
PUT PALMS TOGETHER AND OPEN AND CLOSE
With skin of a greenish hue.
STROKE ALONG ARM
I swim softly in my swamp,
MOVE HANDS TOGETHER AS IF GATOR IS SWIMMING
Til’ I see dinner– then I chomp!
OPEN AND THEN CLOSE HANDS TOGETHER LIKE MOUTH

Down in the water, look for me.
CUP EYES LIKE BINOCULARS
I could be a branch of a tree!
ARMS TO SIDES LIKE A LOG
Its my trick and its works great
FINGER TO MOUTH IN “SHH”; THEN GIVE A “THUMBS UP”
Ask the meal I just ate!
RUB STOMACH

Participation Age Range: Ages 2 to 7 years old
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Dancing Monster: Puppet

Story: Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance by Keith Graves

Book cover for Frank was a Monster who wanted to Dance and a puppet of the monster main character

Need:
– Foam: green, white, black, orange or blue
– Straw (to use as ‘bones’  to give structure to the pant legs and arms)
– Yarn (for puppet strings)
– Doll Rod – Puppet handle
– Wooden Clothes Pin (to be able to release secondary string attached to head)
– Various fabric for clothes (shirt and pants)
-Velcro

Participation Age Range: 3 to 8 years old

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A Bicycle Built for Two: Fingerplay

a two seater bicycle with wheels in the shape of hearts

A Bicycle Built for Two
Traditional American Folk Song; Actions by CK Emanuel

Daisy, Daisy,
WAVE HELLO
Give me your answer do;
HAND IN FRONT AND THEN  BRING IT TO CHEST AS IF TAKING SOMETHING
I’m half crazy
TOUCH FINGERTIPS TO TEMPLES, MOVE AWAY FROM HEAD AND SPREAD OUT FINGERS LIKE EXPLOSION
All for the love of you.
PLACE HANDS OVER HEART;
POINT TO SOMEONE
It won’t be a stylish marriage,
PRETEND TO PUT A RING ON FINGER
I can’t afford a carriage;
SHOW EMPTY PALMS
But you’ll look sweet upon the seat
POINT TO SOMEONE;
EXTEND TWO FINGERS FLAT, THEN “SIT” TWO FINGERS FROM OPPOSITE HAND UPON IT.
Of a bicycle built for two!
MOVE HANDS IN A CIRCLE AS IF
PEDALING A BIKE;
HOLD UP TWO FINGERS

Source: “American Folksongs.” Children’s Stories. Ed. S.E. Schlosser. AmericanFolklore.net, n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2017.

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Humpty Dumpty: Fingerplay

humptydumpty-brotherHumpty Dumpty And His Brother
Text traditional as attributed to Somerset; Actions by CK Emanuel

Humpty Dumpty and his brother
HOLD UP 1 FIST THEN THE OTHER
Were as like as one another
EXAMINE FISTS CLOSELY
Couldn’t tell one from t’other
HOLDS HANDS OUT TO SIDES AND SHAKE HEAD.
Humpty Dumpty and his brother.
HOLD UP 1 FIST THEN THE OTHER

Source of Rhyme: Opie, Iona, and Peter Opie, comps. A Family Book of Nursery Rhymes. New York: Oxford UP, 1964. Print.
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