Happy Hands Finger Plays!
STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN!
Stop, (Hold your palm up.)
Look, (Point to your eyes.)
And listen, (Cup hands behind ears.)
Before you (Point finger and shake as if bossing
Cross the street. someone.)
Use your eyes, (Point to your eyes.)
Use your ears, (Point to your ears.)
And then use your feet! (Point to your feet.)
Mr. Turkey went for (Start with hands behind your back.)
A walk one day (Bring right thumb out in front of you.)
In the very best
He met Mr. Duck (Bring left thumb out in front.)
Along the way
And they talked (Have thumbs look at each other.)
“Gobble, gobble, gobble.” (Wiggle right thumb.)
“Quack, quack, quack.” (Wiggle left thumb.)
“Good-bye.” (Bow right thumb.)
“Good-bye.” (Bow left thumb.)
And they both walked back! (Wiggle thumbs behind your back.)
One potato, (Hold up fingers as you count.)
My mother told me
To choose the very best one
And you are it!
*Go around room and point to children as you say the rhyme. “It” has to sit down. Continue until there is one child left standing.
*Children can also stand in a circle and hold out their fists as they say this rhyme.
DIG A HOLE
Dig a hole. (Make a hole by making a fist with right hand.)
Plant a seed. (Stick left index finger in the hole.)
Up comes a flower. (Bring left hand up through right fist.)
Pull out the weed. (Pretend to pluck a weed.)
WHERE IS MY BUNNY?
(Thanks to Nancy Bauchle for sharing this with me.)
Where is my bunny? (Begin with hands behind your back.)
No one can see (Shake head “no.”)
I think that my bunny
Is hiding from me. (Look over shoulder.)
Here is my bunny. (Hold up 1 thumb.)
He’s found a friend. (Hold up other thumb.)
Look at all the others. (Slowly stick up fingers.)
Now there are ten!
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