Posted by homeschoolmentormom on September 1, 2011
O.K., O.K., I know it’s not Friday yet. But I wanted to get a head start, and have these in my subscriber’s in-boxes first thing in the morning. I hope to make “Finger-Play Fridays” a permament fixture around here for awhile–at least until I run out of finger-plays! Let me know what you think. ~Susan
NOTE: This finger-play is written out as I learned it. I do not know its original source. Most finger-plays, like “mother goose” rhymes, have been passed down from mother-to-daughter or from teacher-to-teacher, with slight variations. When finger-plays are included in books, the author is usually listed as “unknown” or “traditional.” If anyone knows the original source of this finger-play, please let me know so that I can give credit where credit is due.
10 Little Fingers
I have ten little fingers, and they all belong to me. (Hold up ten fingers)
I can make them do things—would you like to see? (Continue to hold up ten fingers)
I can shut them up tight (close fists)
I can open them wide (open fingers wide.)
I can put them together (put hands together)
Or I can make them hide (quickly hide hands behind back.)
I can jump them up high (“jump” hands up)
Or jump them down low (“jump” hands low.)
And I can fold them quietly, just like so.
(Fold hands together, interlacing fingers. On the words, “just like so”, move folded hands slightly up and down for emphasis; say the words, “just like so” with staccato emphasis.)