Here are a
few finger plays, rhymes, and songs that I enjoy sharing with
children in my library. I hope you enjoy them to!
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Big Black Bear.
Here's a set of activity (including finger plays) for using the
picture book, A BLACK BEAR. Its about a bear with no
manners that comes to visit a little girl at home and makes a
terrible mess, but another visitor helps him see the error of
Snow is Drifting.
Sung to the tune of London Bridge, This song is written to help
children experience snow with all their senses. It might be sung
inside the house first, with hand and arm movements then out of
doors to enhance the experience of a snowy day.
Songs, Games, and Finger Plays.
This handout, from Grace W. Greene, Children's Services
Consultant, contains 8 pages of children's books to share with
children. Check with your local library to locate these
English Finger Plays.
Great resource, links to finger plays and songs
with additional links to audio files (midi) that can be used for
Finger Play Resources.
Here are some suggestions for print and non-print
resources to share finger plays with children. Ask at your
local library to see if they can locate the books, CDs and
videos for you.
Here are a dozen finger plays that children will enjoy.
Finger Plays: Natural Learning.
This collection of activities is organized
alphabetically. Simply select a letter of the alphabet
below for a corresponding finger play.
Finger Plays and Action Rhymes for Young
Finger plays and action rhymes captivate young students and help
teachers channel their natural energy and enthusiasm into
meaningful learning experiences. Finger plays and action rhymes
also help even beginning English language learners
associate words and phrases with meaning. Be sure to check
the Pull-Down menus for more resources.
Finger Plays Index Page.
Finger plays are a fun way of introducing poetry to
children. Finger plays are also useful tools for practicing fine
motor skills, following directions and introducing concepts.
Actual finger plays are stored here on a secondary server. Links
will bring you back to the main page, however.
Preschool Finger Plays.
This collection of finger plays and rhymes features
a variety of topics including animals and seasons. There
are also links for other thematic units and resources.
Preschool Finger Plays, Action Poems,
Nursery Rhymes and Songs.
Finger plays and rhymes come to life during circle
and large group times as preschool children show word meaning
through simple actions and finger movements. Preschoolers
develop memory and recall skills as they sing and recite the
songs and poems in this curriculum resource collection.
Preschool Nursery Rhymes about Animals.
Early childhood education and preschool education lesson plans
and activities are enhanced by this resource collection of
nursery rhymes, fingerplays and action songs about animals. Many
of these poems and songs have withstood the test of time and are
still popular with preschool children and their teachers.
Rhymes and Finger Plays.
Huge collection that is organized by theme
(animals, people, counting, etc.) - many ideas to share here.
Songs and Fingers Plays.
Little hands tapping, little feet stomping, little
voices singing and little bodies moving. This online
"songbook" was created for children to inspire us to sing to
them and with them. This site includes links so that you can
hear the songs (mp3 files).
Using Rhymes, Finger Plays, and Action
plays and action songs give an opportunity to have fun! And for
this reason alone they are very valuable. However; the benefits
do not stop there. Finger plays and action songs help children
develop an understanding of rhythms, both the rhythms of speech
and music. Finger plays and action songs can also help build a
child's vocabulary and aid in language development.