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House.yard.

Build Your House
Words by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: Row Row Row Your Boat

Build, build, build your house,
PUT ONE HAND ON TOP OF EACH OTHER AS IF LAYING  BRICKS
TOUCH FINGERTIPS TOGETHER TO FASHION A TRIANGLE,
Make it very strong.
FLEX ARMS ON EITHER SIDE OF HEAD IN A “STRONG-    MAN” POSE
Happily, happily, happily, happily,
SMILE AND CLAP ON EACH WORD
Home is where we belong.
TOUCH FINGERTIPS TOGETHER TO FASHION A TRIANGLE, POINT TO CHEST

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Goldilocks Fairytale: Fingerplay

House illustrationGoldilocks and the Three Bears
Text and Actions by CK Emanuel
Based upon the traditional tale as compiled by the Grimm Brothers

A girl with golden hair on stroll in the woods,
STROKE HAIR
Went into a house that was not hers,
FINGERTIPS OF HANDS TOUCH TO FORM A TRIANGLE; SHAKE HEAD NO.
Where she ate from three bowls that were not hers,
MOVE HAND AS IF EATING FROM BOWL; SHAKE HEAD NO.
And then sat in three chairs that were not hers,
ONE HAND VERTICAL SITS ON OTHER HAND THAT IS FLAT; SHAKE HEAD NO.
Before laying in three beds that were not hers.
HANDS TOGETHER TOUCHING CHECK; SHAKE HEAD NO.
Three bears came home to a mess that was now theirs;
MAKE CLAWS; PUT HANDS ON CHECKS IN AN “OH NO!”
So Goldilocks ran to a house that was hers.
MOVE ARMS LIKE RUNNING;
FINGERTIPS TOUCH TO MAKE TRIANGLE

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Beaver’s Lodge: Fingerplay

Building a Beaver’s Lodge
Words by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: 1, 2, Buckle Your Shoe

One, Two, Find wood to chew.
HOLD UP CORRECT NUMBER OF FINGERS
SHADE EYES WITH PALM OF HAND AND LOOK AROUND
Three, Four, Gnaw some more.
HOLD UP CORRECT NUMBER OF FINGERS
MAKE FISTS  ON EITHER SIDE OF MOUTH, AND MAKE BITING MOTION BETWEEN HANDS
Five, SixDrag the sticks.
HOLD UP CORRECT NUMBER OF FINGERS
EXTEND ARMS IN FRONT OF YOU, PRETEND TO STICK TO CHEST
Seven, EightWalls create.
HOLD UP CORRECT NUMBER OF FINGERS
PUT ONE HAND ON TOP OF THE OTHER  AS IF LAYING BRICKS OR STICKS
Nine, TenMud the den.
HOLD UP CORRECT NUMBER OF FINGERS
HAND FLAT, PALM OUT AND PRETEND TO PAT DOWN “WALLS”

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