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 other. Put up one thumb to make a teapot. Pour 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 face. Finger to lips. Hand to cup ear as if listening. Make 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 down. Arms gesture all around the ground. Use one arm to make a hill, the other hand walks up. Slide hand down arm like a sled, whoosh!
This post explains why fingerplays are such a magical tool in the Waldorf-inspired homeschool.
Because the easiest way to learn how to do fingerplays is to watch someone doing them, I've recorded more seasonal fingerplays on video in these posts: Spring and Summer Fingerplays, Autumn Fingerplays, and Fingerplays for Any Season.