Songs, Fingerplays, Word Games

Topics: Finger, Hand, Ring finger Pages: 2 (313 words) Published: March 13, 2013
‘`One Potato, Two Potato

One po-ta-to, two po-ta-to,
Three po-ta-to, four,
Five po-ta-to, six po-ta-to,
Sev-en po-ta-to, more!
This poem will promote number identification for numbers 1 -7. Also they will be ale to identify that potatoes are what makes French fries and the variety of potatoes such as sweet potatoes, Dutch potatoes and Dutch cream.

Counting Apples

Five red ap-ples
Hang-ing on a tree    five fin-gers held up The juic-i-est ap-ples you ever did see!
The wind came past
And gave an an-gry frown     shake head and look an-gry And one lit-tle ap-ple came tum-bling down.
Four red ap-ples, etc. 
This finger play will promote awareness of different varieties of apples such as Granny Smith, Rome, and Macintosh etc. Also being aware that apples are fruit that grows on trees.

Ten Fingers

I have ten fin-gers    hold up both hands, fin-gers spread And they all be-long to me, point to self
I can make them do things-
Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight   make fists
I can open them wide    open hands
I can put them to-geth-er   place palms to-geth-er
I can make them all hide   put hands be-hind back
I can make them jump high   hands over head
I can make them jump low   touch floor
I can fold them up qui-et-ly   fold hands in lap
And hold them just so.

This finger play will promote awareness with the number of fingers that we have on each hand (5) also how many we have on both hands (10). Developing their knowledge of the names of each finger such as the thumb, index finger, middle finger, ring finger, pinky finger.  
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