Three Winter Fingerplays (On Video!)
Here are a few of my favorite cold-weather fingerplays for you to learn and teach to your children!
Here's a Cup
Here's a cup and here's a cup And here's a pot of tea. Pour a cup and pour a cup And drink it up with me.
Form one hand like a cup and then the otherPut up one thumb to make a teapotPour tea from teapot to cup and then switch hands Drink from pretend cup
A Wise Old Owl
A wise old owl, he lived in an oak, The more he saw, the less he spoke, The less he spoke, the more that he heard, Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird?
Use fingers, first two circle eyes, next three stand up like ears, to make an owl faceFinger to lipsHand to cup ear as if listeningMake owl face again
Snowflakes, snowflakes, falling down, All around, on the ground. Get the sled and climb so high Down we'll go, slippity slide!
Sit up, hands make snowflakes falling downArms gesture all around the groundUse one arm to make a hill, the other hand walks up Slide hand down arm like a sled, whoosh!