Tag Archives: Health

Wearing Shoes: A Fingerplay

A fallen monkey wearing socks whose shoes are right next to him

5 Little Monkeys’ Shoes
Words and Actions by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Five little monkeys refused to wear their shoes
HOLD UP FIVE FINGERS
CROSS ARMS & SHAKE HEAD THEN TOUCH YOUR SHOE
A slid, a skid, and whoops! A bruise!
MOVE ONE HAND, PALM DOWN IS A SLIDING MOTION, THEN DO THE SAME WITH THE OTHER HAND
THROW ARMS UP IN THE AIR
RUB ARM AS IF HURT
The Doctor was called, who said this isn’t news,
HAND MAKES A “Y” BY HAVING THUMB AND PINKY FINGER STICK OUT OF FIST; BRING TO EAR LIKE A PHONE
“All little monkeys need to wear their shoes!”
SHAKE POINTER FINGER AT IMAGINARY MONKEYS
TOUCH SHOE

CONTINUE RHYME COUNTING DOWN FROM 4 TO 1 .

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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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Monkeys Eating Cake: Fingerplay

5 Little Monkeys Eating Cake
Words and Actions by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Five little monkeys eating too much cake.
HOLD UP FIVE FINGERS
ALTERNATE BRINGING HANDS TO MOUTH AS IF EATING
One got a huge bell-y-ache
HOLD UP ONE FINGER
HANDS ON STOMACH AND FROWN
Momma called the Doctor and the Doctor said,
HAND MAKES A “Y” BY HAVING THUMB AND PINKY FINGER     STICK OUT OF FIST; BRING TO EAR LIKE A PHONE
No more monkeys eating too much cake.”
SHAKE POINTER FINGER AT IMAGINARY MONKEYS

CONTINUE RHYME COUNTING DOWN FROM 4 TO 1 .

Read on for flannel board adaptation.

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Washing Up: Fingerplay

I’m Gonna Wash My Hands to Stop the Germs
Adapted by CK Emanuel
To the Tune of: “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair” from South Pacific

I’m gonna wash those germs right off of my hands
SCRUB HANDS TOGETHER
I’m gonna wash those germs right off of my hands
I’m gonna wash those germs right off of my hands
and stay healthy and strong.
MAKE MUSCLES ARMS ON EITHER SIDE OF HEAD

Original Song: found in South Pacific, composed by Oscar Hammerstein II and Richard Rodgers

Post includes a longer version.

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