Fingerplays

Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree,
Two big apples smiled at me.
I shook that tree as hard as I could.
Down came the apples, mmmmm.
Were they good!

The Bear Went Over the Mountain
The bear went over the mountain.
(Repeat 3x)
To see what he could see.
And, what do you think he saw?
The other side of the mountain.
(Repeat 3x)
Was all that he could see.
The bear went down the mountain.
(Repeat 3x)
Very happily!

Beehive
Here is the beehive,
But where are the bees?
Hiding away where nobody sees.
They’re coming out now.
They’re alive! 1-2-3-4-5.

Can You Count On Your Fingers?
Can you count on your fingers, 1-2-3?
(Repeat 2x)
Can you count on your fingers?
(Repeat 2x)
Can you count on your fingers, 1-2-3?
(Repeat for: fly like a bird,
    stomp with your feet.
    clap with your hands.
    jump like a frog.)
(Tune: “If You’re Happy and You Know It”)

The Fireman
The fireman has a hose.
The fireman has a truck.
The fireman has a ladder
That goes up, up, up.

Five Little Freckled Frogs
Five little freckled frogs
Sitting on a speckled log
Eating some delicious bugs.
YUM YUM!
One jumped into the pool
Where it was nice and cool
Now, there’s only four little freckled frogs.
(4-3-2-1)

Five Little Monkeys
Five little monkeys jumping on the bed.
One fell off and broke his head.
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”
(4-3-2-1)

Hands On Your Hips
Hands on your hips,
Hands on your knees,
Hands behind you if you please!
Touch your shoulders,
Touch your nose,
Touch your hair,
Touch your toes!

Here Is A Bunny
Here is a bunny with ears so funny
And here is his hole in the ground.
With each noise that he hears,
He picks up his ears
And hops to his hole in the ground.

Here’s the Train
Here’s the train
Coming down the track.
Now, it’s going forward.
Now, it’s going back.
Now, the bell is ringing.
Hear the whistle blow.
What a lot of noise it makes
Everywhere it goes.

I Wiggle My Fingers
I wiggle my fingers, I wiggle my nose.
I wiggle my shoulders, I wiggle my toes.
Now, no more wiggles are left in me.
And I’m as quiet as quiet can be!

Kitten is Hiding
Kitten is hiding under the chair,
I looked and looked for her everywhere.
Come kitty, come kitty,
Here’s milk for you.
Kitty came running,
Mew, mew. Mew, mew.

Open, Shut Them
Open, shut them. Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.
Open, shut them. Open, shut them.
Put them on your lap.
Creep them, creep them.
Right up to your chin.
Open w-i-d-e your little mouth.
And do not let them in!

There Was a Little Turtle
There was a little turtle.
He lived in a box.
He swam in a puddle.
He climbed on the rocks.
He snapped at a mosquito.
He snapped at a flea.
H snapped at a minnow.
He snapped at me.
Well, he caught that
mosquito,
He caught the flea.
He caught the minnow,
But he didn’t catch me!

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef.
This little piggy had none.
This little piggy went wee, wee, wee
All the way home.

Tiny Tim
I had a little turtle,
His name was Tiny Tim.
I put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water.
He ate up all the soap.
And now my turtle’s sick in bed
With bubbles in his throat!

Toe, Knee, Nose
Toe, knee, nose. Toe, knee, nose.
Toe, knee, chestnut, nose
I love you!

Two Little Blackbirds

Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill.
One named Jack, one named Jill.
Fly away Jack, fly away Jill.
Come back, Jack, come back, Jill.