Favorite Fingerplays and Bouncing Rhymes
Child Care Link 2007
Little Arabella Miller had a fuzzy caterpillar. First it climbed up on her mother, Then up on her baby brother. They said, “Arabella Miller! Put away your caterpillar!”
Snuggle up together Baby’s in your lap Snuggle up together And clap, clap clap (clap Baby’s hands together) Snuggle up together Don’t you nap Snuggle up together And tap, tap, tap (tap Baby’s feet together)
Baby Hop (from Diaper Gym by Priscilla Hegner & Rose Grasselli)
You’re working out together Baby don’t stop You’re working out together Now hop, hop, hop (pick up Baby and “hop” Baby up and down)
Here is the beehive, where are all the bees? Hidden inside where nobody sees. Here they come, creeping out of the hive 1, 2, 3 4 5! Buzzzzzzzz
Clap, Tap, Bend (From It's Toddler Time by
Carol Hammett & Elaine Bueffel)
I take my little hands and go clap, clap, clap (gently clap Baby’s hands) I take my little hands and go clap, clap, clap I take my little hands and go clap, clap, clap Clap, clap, all day long. I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tap (gently tap Baby’s feet) I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tap I take my little feet and go tap, tap, tap Tap, tap, all day long.
I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend (bend and straighten knees alternately) I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend I take my little knees and go bend, bend, bend Bend, bend all day long.
(From Music for Very Little
People by John Feierabend, p. 38)
On my toe there is a flea, (“climb” fingers up, tap top of head)
Now he’s climbing on my knee, Past my tummy, past my nose, On my head where my hair grows. On my head there is a flea, Now he’s climbing down on me, Past my tummy, past my knee, On my toe TAKE THAT YOU FLEA! (tickle foot)
(Hide an object in one hand. Have Baby choose which hand to open to find object.)
Handy Dandy, Riddledy ro. Which...
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