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Shape Song: Fingerplay

Shows green smiling shapes: rectangle, square, and triangleSilly Shape
Words and Actions by CK Emanuel
To the tune of the traditional folk song, ‘Billy Boy’

REFRAIN: REPEAT BETWEEN VERSES
What will you do with the scissors, silly boy?
HANDS OUT TO SIDES / MAKE A SCISSORS USING TWO FINGERS
Oh, what will you do with those scissors?

VERSES:

I intend to change my shape
TOUCH HANDS TO CHEST
from my lines I will escape;
BRING FISTS TOGETHER BEFORE SPREADING OUT ARMS
Cut in half, I’m not a rectangle but a square.
HOLD ARMS HORIZONTALLY WITH SPACE BETWEEN THEM TO FORM THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF A RECTANGLE
MOVE ARMS VERTICALLY TO FORM THE SIDES OF A SQUARE

I intend to change my shape
TOUCH HANDS TO CHEST
from my lines I will escape;
BRING FISTS TOGETHER BEFORE SPREADING OUT ARMS
Cut in half, I’m not a square but a triangle.
HOLD ARMS VERTICALLY TO FORM THE SIDES OF A SQUARE
BRING FINGERTIPS TOGETHER TO FORM THE TOP OF A TRIANGLE

Original Folk Song Source: “Billy Boy.” The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection. Missouri State University, n.d. Web. 10 June 2017.

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Friends: Fingerplay

People.blogMore We Get Together
Text Traditional; Actions by CK Emanuel

The more we get together
ARMS OUT TO SIDES, THEN TOUCH FINGERS TO CHEST
Together, together
ARMS OUT TO SIDES, THEN TOUCH FINGERS TO CHEST
The more we get together
ARMS OUT TO SIDES, THEN TOUCH FINGERS TO CHEST
The happier we’ll be
TRACE A SMILE WITH FINGER
Cause your friends are my friends
EXTEND HAND OUT IN FRONT WITH PALM UP; HAND FLAT ON CHEST
And my friends are your friends
HAND FLAT ON CHEST ; EXTEND HAND OUT IN FRONT WITH PALM UP
The more we get together
ARMS OUT TO SIDES, THEN TOUCH FINGERS TO CHEST
The happier we’ll be
TRACE A SMILE WITH FINGER

Source: “Free Lyrics.” Kidsongs. n.d. Web. 8 June 2015.
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