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Peek-a-boo: Fingerplay

Teddy bear playing peek-a-boo with pawsPlaying Peek-a-Boo
Words & Actions by CK Emanuel
Inspired by the Traditional Play

Hello! Good-bye!
WAVE HAND, THEN WAVE OTHER HAND.
Where am I?
HANDS TO THE SIDES, PALMS UP
Hiding, I’m hiding
COVER FACE WITH HANDS
Until I say, “Peek-a-boo!
DROP HANDS
Now, I see you!”
POINT IN FRONT OF YOU

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Space Travel: Action Activity

John Glenn’s Ride
Text by CK Emanuel
To the Tune of: Ring Around the Rosie

Race around the planet;
HOLD HANDS AND TURN IN A CIRCLE
Johnnie flew the Friendship.
KEEP MOVING IN THE CIRCLE
Faster! Faster!
TURN FASTER
NASA blasts off!
JUMP UP THEN FALL DOWN

*John Glenn was the first American to orbit the planet. He flew in the Friendship 7 capsule.

Information Source: Ethier, Bryan. “John Glenn: First American to Orbit the Earth.”American History (1997): History Net. 12 June 2006. Web. 20 May 2015.

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B and D: Action Activity

Lowercase Letters B and DLetters B and D
Text by CK Emanuel

B and D were walking down the street.
B was in front with his belly before him;
D brought up the rear with his derrière.
Both greeted all they happened to meet.

Concept Source: The idea of b having a “belly” was an instruction method used in an old dusty work binder to aid visual discrimination skills. No citations noted. Continue reading

Please Porridge Hot: Clapping Rhyme

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.

Please.Porridge2

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Spaceship: Action Activity

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

Flying all around in my little gray spaceship,
Flying all around in my little gray spaceship,
Flying all around in my little gray spaceship,
Won’t you join my landing crew?

How to Play: Start with two original “alien” crew captains (Adapt number of original captains based upon the number of your participants.) The game resembles a type of “follow the leader.” As the crew “flys all around” they have to follow their captain. With the last line of the rhyme, the captain adds one or two new crew members (Again, adjust for number of participants).  This activity works best if there is time for kids to change roles (captain/crew).

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Fox: Prop and Game

FoxInTheBoxFox in the Box
Words by: Unknown
May be sung to The Farmer in the Dell
Actions: Children clap to beat

The fox is in the box.
The fox is in the box.
The fox is in the white box.
The fox is in the box.

– No, the fish is in the box.

Source: www.makinglearningfun.com   (with some slight modifications)

Need:
Construction paper in the primary and secondary colors
Ellison Bag #1 3D die ; rolled out bottom twice so “bags” had lid and became boxes
Glue
Various clipart images of animals

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