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Mister Sun Song         (Improvise your tune)
O mister sun, sun, mister golden sun, please shine down on me.
O mister sun, sun mister golden sun, hiding behind a tree. 
These little children are asking you to please come out so they can
   play with you.
O mister sun, sun, mister golden sun, please shine down on, 
  please shine down on, please shine down on me!


Sunshine Finger play
This sunny finger play introduces the concept of day and night.


 The sun makes the outside a warm place to play
 (arms above head in circle)


 It makes the flowers grow each day
 (holding up hands wiggling fingers)


 The sun hides its face during the night
 (cover face with hands)


 But during the daytime it shines - oh so bright
 (arms above head in circle)


Caterpillar Song                 (tune:  “Adams Family”)

I'm a hairy caterpillar
I'm such a chubby feller
I love to eat and eat,
Those leaves are such a treat!


My tummy is fat. (snap snap)
I like it like that. (snap snap)
I wiggle around,
I jiggle around,
My tummy is fat. (snap snap)


Back to refrain*


Five Fuzzy Caterpillars
Five fuzzy caterpillars on a spring day.
Five fuzzy caterpillars crawl and play.
Five fuzzy caterpillars eat and eat some more.
Five fuzzy caterpillars we can see no more.
Each in a chrysalis they will stay, till they are butterflies and fly away.




Five friendly dairy cows

Were eating ice cream cones,

Trying to think of how to give

All kids strong teeth and bones.


Pop up all five dairy cows.

Curl fingers toward each other and nod the heads,

so it looks like the cows are talking

with each other.


So the five friendly dairy cows

On a bright and sunny day,

Planned a list of dairy treats

To make without delay.


Put the cows back down.


The first cow said, "With my milk

I'll make a tray of cheeses."


Pop up the thumb cow.

Pop up the cheese.


The second cow said, "With my milk

I'll make pudding! It always pleases."


Pop up the pointer finger cow.

Pop up the pudding.


"My milk," said a third cow, "will make

Cottage cheese, butter, and cream."


Pop up the middle finger cow.

Pop up the cottage cheese, butter, whipping cream.


"My milk," said the fourth cow, "will make

Yogurt that's like a dream."


Pop up the fourth finger cow.

Pop up the yogurt.


The fifth cow thought, and thought, and thought,

And then she thought some more,

Finally she said, "With my milk,

I'll make ice cream treats galore.

I'll make vanilla, peach, and chocolate

And of course some coconut,

Strawberry and butter pecan,

And finally some pistachio nut."


Pop up the baby finger cow.




Pop up the ice cream cone.



Put the dairy products down.


The dairy cows went to sleep

And had dreams that were so sweet,

Of girls and boys throughout the land

With very strong bones and teeth!

Have the cows stretch.



Put the cows down.


A Family Fingerplay

This is a family    hold up one hand, fingers spread
Let's count them and see, 
How many there are,
And who they can be    count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

This is the mother    touch pointer finger
Who loves everyone
And this is the father   touch big finger
Who is lots of fun.

This is my sister    touch ring finger
She helps and she plays,
And this is the baby    touch little finger
He's growing each day.

But who is this one?    touch thumb
He's out there alone,
Why it's Jackie, the dog,
And he's chewing a bone.   wiggle thumb.



I have 10 little fingers and 10 little toes
   hold up ten fingers
Two little arms and one little nose
   raise arms and then point to nose
One little mouth and two little ears
   point to mouth and ears
Two little eyes for smiles and tears
   everyone smile
One little head and two little feet
   shake head and feet
One little chin;  that's ME, complete!
   hold up arms


Our Flag

Sung to: "Twinkle, twinkle, little star"
Stripes and stripes and little stars,
Oh, how beautiful you are.
Red and white and blue, that's true,
Waving proud for me and you.
Stripes and stripes and little stars,
Oh, how beautiful you are!


Colors of Our Flag 

Sung to: "Three Blind Mice"
Red, white, and blue, Red, white, and blue.
Colors of our flag, Colors of our flag,
Soon it will be the Fourth of July,
And that, you know, is the reason why
We sing about our country's flag,
Red, white, and blue.

Ladybug, ladybug
Oh so small
Ladybug, ladybug
Oh so tall
Ladybug, ladybug
Touch the ground
Ladybug, ladybug
Fly around.


Five little ladybugs on our front door, (Hold up five fingers.)
One flew to Isaac, and that left four. (Hold up four fingers.)
Four little ladybugs, oh so wee,
One flew to Noah, and that left three. (Hold up three fingers.)
Three little ladybugs saying "howdy-do,"
One flew to Brian, and that left two. (Hold up two fingers.)
Two little ladybugs snoozing in the sun,
One flew to Runar, and that left one. (Hold up one finger.)
One little ladybug alone on the door,
It flew to Bella, then there were no more. (Bend down last finger.)


I'm a Little Fish (Tune: I'm a Little Teapot)

I'm a little fish in the ocean so blue,
There are so many things that I can do;
I can swim around with my tail and fin.
The water's fine just jump right in.


Fish Story

One, two, three, four, five        (Hold up fingers while counting)

Once I caught a fish alive.
Six, seven, eight, nine, ten
             (Hold up additional fingers then act as if you have caught a fish)

Then I let it go again.            (Act as if you let the fish go)

Why did I let it go?        (Hold hands up with the why gesture)

Because it bit my finger so.
Which finger did it bite?

The little finger on the right.     (Hold up pinky on the right hand and make a sad face)


Five Little Fishes

Five little fishes swimming in a pool.    (Wiggle five fingers, move arm)

The first fish said, "This pool is cool!"    (Shiver and hug yourself)

The second fish said, "This pool is deep."    (Use a low voice)

The third fish said, "I want to sleep."    (Yawn and stretch)

The fourth fish said, "I spy a ship."    (Hand shading eyes)

Fishing boat comes - line goes kersplash!    (Throw in line)

Away the five little fishies dash.        (fingers "swim" away quickly)


Camping Song - Sung to the tune of "Where is Thumbkin?"

Let's go camping
Let's go camping
Pack the tent
Pack the tent
We will all go hiking
We will all go swimming
We will have fun!
We will have fun!

Going Camping - sung to the tune of "I'm a Little Teapot"

I am going camping.
(point thumbs proudly to chest)
Time to pack
(point to wristwatch)
My tent, my bedroll,
(Make tent with hands; then fold hands to cheek.)
And a snack.
(Pretend to eat)

I'll sit by the campfire ----
(warm hands over fire.)
Its glow so bright.
(Fan and wiggle fingers to resemble fire.)
Then snooze in my tent
(Pretend to snore.)
'Til the morning light!
(Open eyes wide, forming sun over head.)