Tag Archives: City/Town

Tent: Fingerplay

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The Big Dreams of a Small Tent
Text and Actions by CK Emanuel

There was a little tent,
BOTTOM HAND FLAT, TOP HAND ABOVE IT
Who dreamed of bigger things.
TOUCH HANDS TO SIDE OF CHEEK
He dreamt of being a house,
BOTTOM HAND FLAT, TOP HAND ABOVE IT
He dreamt of being a school,
SPREAD HANDS APART
He dreamt of being a skyscraper –Whoops! Too big!
SPREAD HANDS APART WIDER, SHAKE HEAD NO

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Bus Around Town: Fingerplay/Song

busAll Around the Neighborhood
Words and Actions by CK Emanuel
To the tune of the traditional folk song, “Pop! Goes the Weasel”

All around the neighborhood
WITH A FLAT HAND, DRAW A CIRCLE HORIZONTALLY IN FRONT OF YOU
The bus drove the people;
MOVE HANDS AS IF GRASPING A STEERING WHEEL
Past the library, past the bank
HAND FLAT TO SIDE, CURVE HAND UP IN A ARCH
Honk! Goes the driver!
AS IF PRESSING A HORN

SWAP OUT THE THIRD LINE TO INCLUDE ADDITIONAL PLACES IN THE TOWN:
Past the bakery, past the school
Past the station, past the park
Past the cinema, past the pool

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Parade: Fingerplay and Action Activity

In the Parade
Text and Actions by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: The Wheels on the Bus

The police in the parade go “Clear the road”
SWEEP HAND TO SIDE
Clear the road,”
Clear the road.”
The police in the parade, go “Clear the road.”
all through the town

ADDITIONAL VERSES MAY INCLUDE:
The drums in the parade go boom boom boom
MOVE HANDS AS IF HITTING A DRUM
The flags in the parade go swish, swish, swish
HAND OUT PERPENDICULAR TO ARM, WAVE HAND LIKE FLAG
The cars in the parade go honk, honk, honk
MOVE HAND AS IF PRESSING STEERING WHEEL’S HORN
The balloons in the parade go up and down
HANDS “FLOAT” UP THEN DOWN
The singers in the parade go “La, La La”
HAND IN FIST IN FRONT AS IF HOLDING MICROPHONE
The mayor in the parade goes “Vote for me
TAP HAND TO CHEST
The kids in the parade go “How’d you do
WAVE HAND

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Train: Fingerplay

Little Red Train Car
Words by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: Bumping Up and Down in My Little Red Wagon

Chugging through the town
BEND ARMS AT ELBOW AND MOVE ARMS IN A CIRCLE
in my little red train car,
TOUCH PALM TO CHEST ;
MAKE FIST IN AIR AS IF BLOWING A TRAIN’S WHISTLE
Chugging through the town in my little red train car,
REPEAT ACTIONS ABOVE
Chugging through the town in my little red train car,
REPEAT ACTIONS ABOVE
Climb aboard
CURVE ARM UP AT ELBOW FOR A “COME ON” GESTURE
And ride with me
MAKE FISTS WITH THUMBS OUT; TOUCH THUMBS TO CHEST

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Library Book Thief: Fingerplay

Missing Library Book
By C.K. Emanuel

I saw a masked ninja
COVER FACE WITH HANDS, LETTING EYES PEEK THROUGH
sneaking down the hall.
MOVE HANDS LIKE TIPTOEING FEET
I watched as he climbed
MOVE HAND OVER HAND AS IF CLIMBING
right up my bedroom wall.
HANDS IN FRONT, PALM OUT, MAKING A WALL
When I let out a gasp,
BRING HANDS TO CHECKS
he turned to look;
POINT TO EYES
Then he disappeared
START HANDS DOWN, MOVE THEM UP AND OUT LIKE PUFF OF SMOKE
with my library book!
HANDS TOGETHER, THEN OPEN THEM LIKE A BOOK
So, it’s really not my fault
TOUCH HANDS TO CHEST
That my book is not here.
HANDS TOGETHER, THEN OPEN THEM LIKE A BOOK WHILE SHAKING HEAD NO
You don’t believe me?
HAND IN FRONT OF YOU WITH PALM UP, THEN TOUCH CHEST
What if it was a bear?
HANDS MAKE CLAWS
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Hero / Sidekick: Fingerplay

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Text Adapted By C.K. Emanuel
Based on “One Little Bird”

There was one superhero in a big city.
HANDS AT WAIST; HANDS SPREAD FAR APART
He was all alone, and he didn’t want to be.
HOLD UP ONE FINGER ; SHAKE HEAD FROM SIDE TO SIDE
So up he flew, and went far, far away
RAISE ARMS OVERHEAD; GESTURE TOWARDS DISTANCE
And brought back a sidekick to help save the day.
CURVE HAND DOWNWARDS TO CHEST;  HANDS AT WAIST

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