Two Fingerplays for Autumn
Whisky, frisky, hippity, hop, Up he goes to the tree top!
(swing hand back and forth up to the treetop)
Whirly, twirly, round and round,
Down he scampers to the ground.
(move hand back down in circular motion)
Furly, curly, what a tail!
Tall as a feather, broad as a sail!
(use forearm and hand to make a tall tail)
Where's his supper? In the shell!
(cup hands to show nutshell)
Snappity, crackity, out it fell.
(use hands to show cracking nutshell and nut dropping out)
(nibble nuts like little squirrels!)
A wise old owl, he lived in an oak,
(use fingers, first two circle eyes, next three stand up like ears, to make an owl face)
The more he saw, the less he spoke,
(finger to lips)
The less he spoke, the more that he heard,
(hand to cup ear as if listening)
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?
(make owl face again)