Finger and hand play H-I

Hands on shoulders

Here are the astronauts

Here are the lady’s knives and forks

Here is a house, built up high

Here is a house with a pointed door

Here is a nest for a bluebird

Here is a tree / The apple tree

Here is the church

I had a little cherry stone

I have a little spider

I have ten little fingers

I saw a little rabbit go hop, hop, hop

Last updated: 10/10/2017 4:44 PM

These songs are nursery rhymes and other traditional songs compiled,

illustrated and music arranged by Dany Rosevear.

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Hands on shoulders 🔊

 

 


Name parts of the body and clap to four.

This rhyme can be chanted, the melody below and chords are by Dany Rosevear.

Follow instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hands on shoulders, hands on knees,

Hands behind you, if you please;

Touch your hips and now your nose,

Now your hair and now your toes;

Hands up high way in the air,

Down at your sides, and touch your hair;

Hands up high just as before,

Now clap your hands, one, two, three, four!

 


 

 

 

Here are the astronauts

 

 


A topical way to learn to count back from ten. Find out what the international astronauts are doing at presents.d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the astronauts

(Fists clenched, thumbs up)

And this is their rocket.

(Palms together, fingers pointing up)

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1,

(Fold fingers down one at a time)

Blast off!

(Hands push up into space)

They’re in orbit;

Round and round the world they go,

(Hands and arms revolve about each other)

And on to the moon,

(Hands push up)

Then back to earth, down, down, down,

(Hands push down)

It’s time to land.

(Hands drop into lap)

 


 

 

 

Here are the lady’s knives and forks O

 

You will notice the tune is very similar to ‘Pop! Goes the weasel’

This one is not so easy to do. Younger children might like to make a cradle with both arms and rock them from side to side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here are the lady’s knives and forks,

With palms up interlace fingers.

Here’s the lady’s table,

Turn over to make the table.

Here’s the lady’s looking glass,

With index fingers and thumbs touching rotate hands down to show the mirror.

And here is the baby’s cradle.

Move hands back with index fingers still erect, raise little fingers then rock hands from side to side like a cradle.

 


 

 

Here is a house, built up high

 

 


A hand play.

 

Stretch arms up touching fingertips like a roof, use fists to build a house. 2. Stretch arms up separately. 3. Make a square shape with hands. 4. Knock. 5. Fingers move like a mouse scampering.

 

Here is a house, built up high,

With two tall chimneys reaching the sky.

Here are the windows.

Here is the door.

If we peep inside

We’ll see - a mouse on the floor.

 

 


 

 

 

Here is a house with a pointed door

 

 


‘A Little Finger Game’ by E. J. Falconer.

 

‘Pointed door’ Index fingers and thumbs together.

‘Windows tall’ Fingers of both hands joined at the tips and stretched apart.

‘Fine flat floor’ Hands held flat, palms down, side by side on floor or desk.

‘Three good people’ Three middle fingers of one hand standing up under shelter of the other.

‘One fat cat’ Right hand thumb stands up.

‘One thin mouse’ Right hand little finger stands up.

‘Out of his hole’ Right hand little finger peeps through left hand folded into a fist.

‘Out of his corner’ Right-hand thumb jumps over upon left-hand fist.

‘Three good people’ Fingers up as before.

‘Mousie inside’ Little finger draws back inside left hand fist.

 

Here is a house with a pointed door,

Windows tall, and a fine flat floor.

Three good people live in the house,

One fat cat, and one thin mouse.

Out of his hole the mousie peeps,

Out of his corner the pussie-cat leaps!

Three good people say " Oh! oh! oh! "

Mousie inside says " No! no! no! "

 

 

 

 


 

 

Here is a nest for a bluebird

 

This can be played with a baby or for a toddler / young child to imitate.

 

Here is a nest for a bluebird,

Cheep! Cheep! Cheep! Cheep!

Make a nest with hands, open and close fingers

And here is a hive for a bee,

Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

Curl hands together like a ball, cross forefingers

Here is a hole for a bunny,

Flip flop! Flip flop!

Make a circle with forefingers and thumbs Hands go up and down like long ears on head

And here is a house for me.

Make a roof with hands over baby’s head


 

 

Here is a tree with leaves so green /

The apple tree 🔊

 

 


A simple hand play for Autumn for the very young.

 

1. Put forearms together and spread hands. 2. Make hands into fists. 3. Move hands like the wind and fists tumble down with rolling arms. 4. Make a basket with hand, pick up apples and put them in the basket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Here is a tree with leaves so green.

Here are the apples that hang in between.

When the wind blows the apples will fall,

And here is a basket to gather them all.

 


 

 

 

Here is the church

 

 


A finger rhyme.

 

Here is the church

And here is the steeple,

Open it wide

And here are the people.

 

Here is the parson climbing the stairs,

And here he is saying his prayers.

Weave fingers to make a fist.

Put up index fingers.

Turn hands over so fingers are upright.

Wriggle fingers.

 

Make hand like a ladder so index finger and thumb can climb up.

Place palms together.

 

 

 



 

 


I had a little cherry stone 🔊

 

 


A good hand play for Springtime when all about is beginning to grow; don’t forget to look out for the cherry blossom.

 

Hold pretend stone with thumb and forefinger. Push stone in the hole made by the other hand.Make tip of forefing appear through the hole. Finger grows upwards. Arm grows into a tree. Mime picking cherries. Pretend to eat cherry, spit out stone ready to plant it again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I had a little cherry stone,

And put it in the ground.

And when next year I came to look

A little shoot I found.

 

The shoot grew upwards day by day

And soon became a tree.

I picked the juicy cherries

And I ate them for my tea!

 


 

 

 

I have a little spider 🔊

 

 


A simple hand play, could be suitable at Halloween (a witch’s spider?) for the very young; encourage them to do this with adults. This could also be used for baby play.

Music and words arranged by Dany Rosevear.

 

1. Wiggle fingers with a claw like hand. 2. Stroke back of hand. 3. Make spider crawl to suggested places. 4. Put hands to cheek. 5. Run spider back down and into hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I have a little spider,

I'm very fond of him,

He crawls onto my shoulder,

Then up onto my chin,

He crawls up to my nose,

Then jumps upon my head;

But when he’s feeling sleepy…

He runs right back to bed!

 


 

 

 

I have ten little fingers O

 

 


Tune by Dany Rosevear. This rhyme is usually chanted but older children might like the challenge of a melody.

Don’t forget to count those fingers before you start. What else can your fingers do?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I have ten little fingers, (Hold up ten fingers)

They all belong to me. (Point to self)

I can make them do things, (Wiggle them)

Would you like to see? (Point to others, then eyes)

 

I can open them up wide, (Spread them)

I can shut them tight, (Make fists)

I can put them together, (Clasp hands with fingers intertwined)

Or put them out of sight, (Put behind back)

 

I can make them go high, (Raise hands high)

I can make them go low, (Lower them)

I can fold them quietly, (Fold them)

And sit just so. (Sit still)

 


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