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Wee Willie Winkie

Eight.ClockWee Willie Winkie
Text and Actions – Traditional

Wee  Willie Winkie
BRING THUMB AND FOREFINGER TOGETHER TO SHOW “SMALL”
Runs  through the town,
TWO FINGERS IN UPSIDE-DOWN “V” ‘RUNS’
Upstairs and downstairs, in his night gown;
RAISE HANDS UP THEN DOWN
Rapping  at the window,
MAKE A KNOCKING MOTION WITH FIST
Crying  through the lock
HANDS TO MOUTH AS IF SHOUTING
“Are the children all in bed?
REST HANDS ON SIDE OF HEAD AS IF SLEEPING
It’s now eight o’clock!”
HOLD UP EIGHT FINGERS

Source: The Real Mother Goose. Chicago: Rand McNally & Co., 1916.

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Opposites: Fingerplay

Little Rabbit
Words and Actions by CK Emanuel

Little rabbit jumped up and down.
HOLD UP 2 FINGERS LIKE RABBIT’S EARS, “JUMP” HAND
Little rabbit dashed in and out.
MAKE HOOP WITH OTHER ARM AND HAVE “RABBIT” HAND GO IN AND OUT.
Little rabbit went fast, fast, fast.
MAKE “RABBIT” HAND MOVE QUICKLY
Then was as still and quiet as can be.
HOLD “RABBIT” HAND STILL.
BRING INDEX FINGER OF OPPOSITE HAND OVER MOUTH.

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Military: Action Activity

A Soldier May
Text and Actions by C.K. Emanuel

A soldier may march,
MARCH IN PLACE
A soldier may swim,
ARMS MAKE SWIMMING MOTIONS WITH ARMS, KICK TO THE SIDE
A soldier may climb,
MAKE FISTS, REACH ONE OVERHEAD THEN THE OTHER AS IF CLIMBING
A soldier may fly,
ARMS OUT TO SIDES LIKE PLANE
A soldier might jump
JUMP IN PLACE
And then whoosh goes their parachute
RAISE ARMS OVERHEAD, THEN SPREAD OUT TO SIDES
And gently down they fall.
FALL TO THE GROUND
A soldier may march.
MARCH IN PLACE

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