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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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Morning: Fingerplay

Up the Sun Rises
Words and Actions Adapted by CK Emanuel
Based on the traditional folksong: Drunken Sailor

Sun.Moon.ClockChorus: (To be sung before each verse)
Way, hay, up she rises,
MOVE ARMS TO THE RIGHT, THEN LEFT, THEN OVERHEAD
Way, hay, up she rises,
Way, hay, up she rises,
Early in the morning!
TAP WRIST AS IF WEARING A “WATCH”

Verses:
What will we do with the sleepy moonlight,
HANDS OUT TO SIDES, PALMS UP
HANDS TOGETHER, AT SIDE OF CHECK AS IF SLEEPING
What will we do with the sleepy moonlight,
What will we do with the sleepy moonlight,
Early in the morning?
TAP WRIST AS IF WEARING A “WATCH”

Wave goodbye so the sun can come after,
WAVE ; HANDS TOUCH OVERHEAD CRATING A “CIRCLE”
Wave goodbye so the sun can come after,
Wave goodbye so the sun can come after,
Early in the morning.
TAP WRIST AS IF WEARING A “WATCH”

Source of Original Folksong: “American Folksongs.” Children’s Stories. Ed. S.E. Schlosser. AmericanFolklore.net, n.d. Web. 07 Jan. 2017.
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Library Book Year: Fingerplay Song

The Library Books
C.K. Emanuel
To the tune of “Calendar Girls” by Neil Sedaka

I read, I read, I read the library books,
HANDS TOUCH CHEST; PUT PALMS TOGETHER THEN OPEN HANDS LIKE BOOK
So many library books!
HANDS OUT TO EITHER SIDE; DO ACTION ABOVE FOR BOOK
I read, I read, I read the library books.
REPEAT ACTIONS OF FIRST LINE
Each and every day of the year.
USE FINGER TO POINT ALONG AN IMAGINARY TIME LINE ON EACH SYLLABLE.

Source of Original Song: Sedaka, Neil. “Calendar Girl” AZ Lyrics. Aldon Music Inc., Robert Mellin Inc., Universal Music, 1961. NEIL SEDAKA LYRICS. Web. 25 July 2015.

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Telling Time: Poem, Activities, and Stories

Clock Timeclock.face
by C.K. Emanuel

Need a little help telling the time?
Stare at the clock, face to face;
Follow the hands on the 12 hour climb.

Tallest to the back, wait in line!
First, the small hand speaks its number-
For it’s the hour hand’s turn to shine.

What you see is what you get;
In the case of the in-between,
The number just passed is a better fit.

Now for the big hand, you got it right!
It’s time to count the minutes past.
The minute hand is no cause for fright.

See the numbers on the clock,
Multiply them by the number 5,
Or, count by fives, let them rock!

At twelve, the hour begins,
Twelve becomes zero-zero
And everybody wins!

In the case of the in-between,
Add a one for each dot past.
Now the time is clearly seen.

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Fairy Tale Cinderella: Fingerplay

Cinderella’s Prince
Text and Actions by CK Emanuel

The food was divine,
TOUCH LIPS WITH FINGERTIPS
and the music  soft and sweet.
MOVE FINGERS AS IF PLAYING A PIANO
The dancers moved in circles
WITH HANDS, DRAW A CIRCLE
as the king  and queen looked on.
HANDS AT SIDE OF HEAD TO MAKE A CROWN
The prince’s heart was happy,
HAND OVER HEART
But the happiness couldn’t last.
SHAKE HEAD “NO”
The clock  sang out- Midnight!
SWAY SIDE-TO-SIDE, HANDS TO MOUTH AS IF SHOUTING
And away his lovely lady raced.
TWO FINGERS IN UPSIDE-DOWN “V” ‘RUNS’
The prince’s heart was heavy
HAND OVER HEART
To find himself alone.
HOLD UP 1 FINGER
A glistening glass shoe  was a clue
TOUCH SHOE
To begin his epic search;
HAND OVER EYES AS IF SHIELDING FROM SUN
For when the prince next saw his lady,
POINT AS IF SEES THE LADY
he vowed to hold on tight.
CROSS ARMS ACROSS BODY IN A “HUG”

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