On Fridays, I will share with you the fingerplays and poems I have collected over the years. Some I have used over and over. Others I may use just for fun. Others I have yet to use, but like them anyway.
The Name Game
Names are short (put your hands close together)
Names are long (put your hands far away)
Say your name and clap along
Child's name, Child's name (clap sylables in child's name)
Give a smile
Give a cheer
Let us know that you are here
The Name Clapping Game (BINGO)
words by Steven Traugh
I'll sing and clap with my new friend,
And child's name is her name, oh!
-----(say each letter in child's name_
And child's name is her name, Oh!
2 Little Hands (my favorite- I used it every day after we did calendar counting to get kids to sit down)
2 little hands go clap, clap, clap. (clap hands)
2 little feet go tap, tap, tap. (stomp feet)
2 little hands go thump, thump, thump. (thump fists together)
2 little feet go jump, jump, jump. (jump)
1 little body turns around. (turn all the way around)
1 littel child sits quietly down. (say it quietly with finger over mouth)