Little finger plays

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Play

Active You

You wiggle your thumbs and clap your hands,
And then you stamp your feet.
You turn to the left, you turn to the right
And make your fingers meet.
You raise them high and let them down;
You give another clap.
You wave your hands and fold your hands,
And put them in your lap.

Around the Clock Talk

Block talk
Chalk talk
Crock talk
Dock talk
Clock talk
Jock talk
Gawk talk
Mock talk
Shock talk
Walk talk
Back talk
Flack talk
Small talk
Big talk
Rough talk
Tough talk
Smooth talk
Fast talk
Kid talk
Talk talk

TICK TOCK

Can You Walk on Tiptoe?

Can you walk on tiptoe, as softly as a cat?
And can you stamp along the road,
Stamp, stamp, just like that?
Can you take some great big strides, like a giant can?
Or walk along so slowly, like a poor, bent old man?

Can You Whistle?

Push your lips out – keep them together tight.
Leave a little hole – get it just right.
Move your tongue – give a gentle blow.
If you can whistle – you will soon know!

Clap Your Hands

Clap, clap, clap your hands as slowly as you can.
Clap, clap, clap your hands as quickly as you can.
Shake, shake, shake your hands as slowly as you can.
Shake, shake, shake your hands as quickly as you can.
Roll, roll, roll your hands as slowly as you can.
Roll, roll, roll your hands as quickly as you can.
Rub, rub, rub your hands as slowly as you can.
Rub, rub, rub your hands as quickly as you can.
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your fingers as slowly as you can.
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle your fingers as quickly as you can.
Pound, pound, pound your fists as slowly as you can.
Pound, pound, pound your fists as quickly as you can.

During the Week

On Monday, I will jump up high.
And stretch until I reach the sky.
On Tuesday, I will bend down low.
And like a flower, slowly grow.
On Wednesday, I will stand up tall,
And march and march around the hall.
On Thursday I will turn around,
And slowly sink down to the ground.
On Friday, I will bend my knees,
And gallop off among the trees.
On Saturday, I will hop and hop,
Then spin around just like a top.
On Sunday, I will nod my head,
And tiptoe quietly to bed.

Fingers, Toes, Head and Nose

Wriggle your fingers and wriggle your toes
Nod your head and twitch your nose
Now stand up, now sit down
Roll your hands around and around
Everyone’s tired, so let’s go to sleep
Everyone’s tired, not even a peep!

Hands on Shoulders

Hands on shoulders; hands on knees;
Hands behind you, if you please!
Touch your hips and touch your nose.
Bend way down and touch your toes.
Hands up high, now, in the air;
Down at sides, and touch your hair.
Hands up high as you did before.
Clap your hands: one, two, three, four!

Hide and Seek

I play hide and seek with me.
I wonder wherever I can be?
I look at the chair.
No, I’m not there.
I look at the mat.
No, that’s the cat.
I wonder wherever I can be?
I look in the mirror and I find me!

Hopping

Two feet together, then lift up one.
Jump with the other, what have I done?
I have made a hop!
I will never stop!
Hopping, hopping, hopping.
Never ever stopping.

I’m a Limp Rag Doll

I’m a limp rag doll with no bones at all.
I flip and I flop when I try to stand tall.
I flip and I flop when I try to sit down.
Some people think that I act like a clown.
I flip and I flop and I flop some more.
I guess I will just have to flop on the floor.
I am tired of flipping and flopping this way;
So I think I will just have to stop for today.

I Play All Day (outside)

The rain can fall.
The sun can go away.
But I don’t stop.
I play all day.
My feet can get wet.
The day can get gray.
But I don’t stop.
I play all day.
Some boys go inside.
Others may not stay.
But I don’t stop.
I play all day.
It’s six o’clock
My mom will call.
But do I stop?
Yes, now it’s okay.

Itchy McGitchy

If Itchy McGitchy the goblin should getcha,
Just tickle him under his chuck-a-luck chin.
He’ll laugh and he’ll dropya, as tho’ he forgotcha,
And you’ll be back in your bedroom again.

I Wiggle

I wiggle my fingers.
I wiggle my toes.
I wiggle my shoulders.
I wiggle my nose.
Now no more wiggles are left in me.
So I will be as still as can be.

Jack in the Box

I’m Jack in the box,
I’m Jack in the box,
I crouch so very low.
Turn the handle, round and round,
And up I go.
I’m Jack in the box.
I’m Jack in the box.
Just turn the handle,
And up I pop.

Jack in the Box

What can I see?  It’s a key!
Where does it go? I don’t know!
It fits in here, give a cheer.
Open the box – out Jack pops!

Johnny Hammers

Johnny taps with one hammer,
One hammer, one hammer,
Johnny taps with one hammer,
Then he taps with two.
Johnny taps with two hammers…
Johnny taps with five hammers,
Then he goes to sleep.

Jumping

Feet together, standing still.
I can jump, I will, I will!
Feet together, here I go.
Jumping fast, jumping slow!

Keeping Fit

Mike Mike
Ride that bike.
Rose Rose
Kiss your toes.
Joe Joe
Start to row.
Jack Jack
Run the track.
Di Di
Touch the sky.
Peg Peg
Shake a leg.
Paul, Paul
Kick the ball.
Jim Jim
Get in the swim.
Kate Kate
Swirl and skate.
Ann Marie
You’d better ski.
Dennis Dennis
Play some tennis.
Make a hit
By keeping fit!

Lavender’s Blue

Lavender’s blue, dilly, dilly,
Lavender’s green.
When I am king, dilly, dilly,
You shall be queen.
Call up your men, dilly, dilly,
Set them to work.
Some to the plough, dilly, dilly,
Some to the cart.
Some to make hay, dilly, dilly,
Some to cut corn.
While you and I, dilly, dilly,
Keep ourselves warm.

Let’s Pretend

Let’s pretend to be a frog, hiding underneath a log.
I’m a frog, I’m a frog, hiding underneath a log.
Let’s pretend to be a man, hammering, hammering, hard as I can.
I’m a man, I’m a man, hammering, hammering, hard as I can.
Let’s pretend to be a lady, rocking to sleep a tiny baby.
I’m a lady, I’m a lady, rocking to sleep a tiny baby.
Let’s pretend to be a robin, hopping, hopping, bobbing, bobbing.
I’m a robin, I’m a robin, hopping, hopping, bobbing, bobbing.

Little Balloon

I had a little balloon that I hugged tight to me
There was a great big bang, no more balloons to see
But if I had this many more, I wouldn’t hold them this tight
I’d just hold on to the strings and fly up like a kite.

Loud and Quiet

Quietly, quietly, not a sound.
I’m listening and listening, as I look around.
No sound as I nod, no sound as I clap,
No sound as I tap my hands on my lap.
LOUDLY, LOUDLY, STAMP AND CLAP!
Stamp and clap, stamp and clap.
LOUDLY, LOUDLY, STAMP AND CLAP!
All that noise – well, fancy that!

Make One

Make one eye go wink, wink, wink
Make two eyes go blink, blink, blink
Make two fingers stand just so
Then ten fingers in a row
Front and back your head will rock
Then your fists will knock, knock, knock
Stretch and make a yawn so wide
Now drop your hands down by your side
Close your eyes and help me say
Our very special sound today… Shhhhhhh

Marching

Marching, marching, marching, two by two.
Marching, marching, like soldiers do.
Marching, marching, arms to and fro.
Marching, marching, up and down we go.
Marching, marching, marching on our own.
Marching, marching, marching back to home.

My Mirror

I looked in the mirror, and who did I see?
Someone else looking – just like me!
There was a mouth, there was a nose.
Right at the bottom – I could see toes.
I waved my hand, someone waved too.
“Mommy, Mommy, what shall I do?”
Mommy came quickly, and what did I see?
There were two someones – Mommy and me!

Nonsense

Gooliba gooliba gooloon
A snark flew up to the moon
And when he got there
He combed out his hair
And chanted a gooliba tune.

Open, Shut Them

Open, shut them; open, shut them; give a little clap!
Open, shut them; open, shut them; put them in your lap!
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them, right up to your chin!
Open up your little mouth, but do not let them in!
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them, right up to your nose!
Creep them, creep them, creep them, creep them, right down to your toes!

Round the Maypole

Round and round the maypole,
Merrily we go,
Singing hip-a-cherry,
Dancing as we go.
All the happy children,
Upon the village green,
Sitting in the sunshine,
Hurrah for the queen!

Running

Running, running, on the spot.
Running, running, makes me hot.
Running, running, nowhere to go.
Where am I going? I don’t know!

Sally Go Round the Moon

Sally, go round the stars,
Sally, go round the moon,
Sally, go round the chimney pots
On a Sunday afternoon.
Whoops, Sally,
Whoops, Sally,
Whoops, Sally.

Sports

Soccer in the morning
and in the afternoon
Playing for the A team
Gonna beat’em soon

Storytime

Sometimes my hands are at my side
Then behind my back they hide
Sometimes I wiggle my fingers so
Shake them fast and shake them slow
Sometimes my hands go clap, clap, clap
Then I rest them in my lap
Now they’re quiet as can be
Because it’s storytime you see.

Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry shortcake, Huckleberry Finn.
When you hear your birth month, you jump in.
January, February, March…
When you hear your birth month, you jump out.
January, February, March…

Teddy Bear

Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, touch the ground.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, show your shoe.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, that will do.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, go upstairs.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say your prayers.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, turn out the light.
Teddy bear, teddy bear, say “Good-night!”

Ten Fingers

I have ten little fingers
With which I like to play
They can be such different things
On any kind of day
Now they’re ten ants running
In the summer sun
Hither, thither darting
Work is never done
Now they’re ten fish swimming
In a gurgling brook
Safe from larger fishes
Safe from any hook
Now they’re spiders climbing
Upon a silken line
Safe in corners hiding
From your eyes and mine
Now they are ten fingers
In a row like this
They can help me clap my hands
And throw you a big kiss.

Ten Little Fingers

I have ten little fingers and they all belong to me.
I can make them do things, would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight. Or open them wide.
I can put them together, or make them all hide.
I can make them jump high. I can make them go low.
I can fold them quietly and hold them just so.

The Ball

Here’s a ball I keep on the shelf
I can toss it, and catch it, and bounce it myself
Here is a ball, I’ll toss it to you
Please catch it and toss it right back to me too.

There’s a Dragon

There’s a dragon crawling slowly round, crawling round the room.
Do not get too close to him or it will spell your doom.
A dragon looks for things to munch;
Watch out, or you may be his lunch.

The Washing Machine

Washing in the washing machine, going round and round.
Washing in the washing machine moving up and down.
Round and round and up and down, it makes a noisy sound.
Faster, faster, faster, round and round and round.

Things Puppets Can Do

A puppet in my pocket
A puppet in my hat
A puppet can do many things
Now, what do you think of that?

My puppet can say, “Yes, Ma’m”
My puppet can say, “No!”
My puppet says, “That’s yummy”
Or, “Sorry, I don’t know.”

My puppet walks quite slowly
And bows down very low
My puppet slides and runs fast
“Good-bye, it’s time to go!”

Tiptoe

Tiptoe softly like a mouse.
Tiptoe, tiptoe, all round the house.
Stretch your arms up like the trees.
Wave your branches in the breeze.
Be a hedgehog, round and small,
Curled into a prickly ball.
Soldiers marching up and down,
Marching, marching, all round the town.

Touch Game

Touch your nose, touch your chin
That’s the way this game begins.
Touch your eyes, touch your knees,
Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.
Touch your hair, touch your ear.
Touch your two red lips right here.
Touch your elbows where they bend
That’s the way this touch game ends.

Two Little Feet

Two little feet go tap, tap, tap.
Two little hands go clap, clap, clap.
One little leap up from the chair.
Two little arms go in the air.
Two little hands go thump, thump, thump.
Two little feet go jump, jump, jump.
One little body goes round and round.
One little child sits quietly down.

What If?

What if roads were made of rubber,
Would cars bounce around the block?
And if turtles went to college,
Would they soon learn how to talk?

What if worms wore plastic sneakers,
Would they wear them to a dance?
And if chickens wore suspenders,
Would they lay eggs dressed in pants?

What if clouds were chocolate ice cream,
And what if rain was soda pop,
Would children then love rainy days
And wish they’d never stop?

Why Can’t I?

Why can’t I do what I want to do
Just when I want to do it?
My bubble gum’s taste
Only goes to waste
When I’m not allowed to chew it.
But “Put it away,”
My mom will say,
“And eat your dinner instead.”
Well, if I can’t do what I want to do,
I’d rather be sent to bed!

Why can’t I say what I want to say
When a thought comes into my brain?
Later’s too late
When a thought can’t wait
‘Cause it might not come back again.
But they always shout,
“What are you babbling about?”
They think they’re really so clever.
Well, if I can’t say what I want to say,
I’ll never say nothin’ … never!

Why can’t I be what I want to be
Whenever I want to be it?
I can pretend I’m a car
Or fly to a star
Just ’cause I want to see it.
But, “Play with your toys
And don’t make noise,”
They warn me in a very stern tone.
Well, if they could be a kid like me,
I think they’d leave me alone!

Wink-Wink

Make one eye go wink, wink, wink.
Make two eyes go blink, blink, blink.
Make two fingers stand just so.
Then ten fingers in a row.
Front and back your head will rock.
Then your fists will knock, knock, knock.
Stretch and make a yawn so wide;
Drop your arms down to your sides.
Close your eyes and help me say
Our very quiet sound today.
Sh- sh – sh.


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