PreschoolFingerplays, ActionPoems, Nursery Rhymes, Jasa Roll Plat medan and SongsFingerplaysand rhymes come to life during circle and large class times as preschoolchildren show word meaning through simple actions and finger movements. Preschoolers develop memory and recall skills as Jasa Roll Plat medan they sing and recite thesongs and poems in this curriculum resource collection. Ihave collected the rhymes, fingerplays and songs in this collection duringthe past 30 years and either don’t know or have forgotten many author’snames.
Finger plays, actionpoems, nursery rhymes, and songs are grouped according to early childhoodeducation themes. Justclick on the navigation links to your left.RhymeNavigation
CommunityHelper RhymeTheme Insectand Bug Rhymes
Selfand Family RhymeThemeRhymesfor Counting and Number Themes The words suggest the hand,body and finger movementsSpecialOccasion Rhymes
Transition Time Rhymes
HomeLotsof books about counting are listed in PreschoolBooks Listed by ThemesFor Jasa Roll Plat activities go to the Countingand Number Theme and there is also aNumber ActivityTheme in the Rainbow Resource Room!
Five Fat Peas A counting fingerplay especiallyuseful in the spring and summer.
Five fat peas in a pea podpressed (childrenhold hand in a fist)One grew, two grew, so didall the rest. (putthumb and fingers up one by one)They grew and grew (raisehand in the air very slowly)And did not stop, Until one day The pod went POP! (childrenclap hands together)One Potato, Two PotatoAn activity for this countingrhyme is in the Countingand Number Theme
One potato, two potato,Three potato, four,Five potato, six potato,Seven potato, more!
1,dua Tie my shoe tiga,4 Shut the door lima,6 Pick up sticks 7,8 Lay them straight 9, 10 A big fat hen. Let’s get up and count again! Monkeys On the BedAction poemFive little monkeys jumping on the bed One fell off and bumped his head Mama called the doctor and the doctor Said, ” No more monkeys jumping on the bed!”
Four little monkeys jumping on the bed, three little monkeys jumping onthe bed, (and so on).
One Little Flower, One Little Bee
One little flower, one little bee.One little blue bird, high in the tree.One little brown bear smiling at me.One is the number I like, you see. Five Cookies Action poemFive little cookies in the bakery shop.Shinning bright with the sugar on top.Along comes (child’s name) with a nickel topay. He/she buys a cookie and takes it away.(continue with four, three, two and one).
TenFingers A fingerplay
I have ten fingers holdup both hands, fingers spreadAnd they all belong to me, pointto selfI can make them do things-Would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight makefistsI can open them wide openhandsI can put them together placepalms togetherI can make them all hide puthands behind back
I can make them jump high handsover headI can make them jump low touchfloorI can fold them up quietly foldhands in lapAnd hold them just so. Uno, Dos Y Tres A bilingual counting songin Spanish and EnglishUno, dos, y tres,Cuatro, cinco, seis.Siete, ocho, nueve,Cuento hasta diez.La la la la la; La la la la la,La la la la la; La la la la la.La la la la la; La la la la la.
One, two, and three,Four, five and six.Seven, eight, and nine,I count to ten.La la la la la; La la la la la.La la la la la; La la la la la.La la la la la; La la la la la.
For an entire SpanishRhyme Theme go to the ResourceRoom
ThreeBalls Action poem
Here’s a ball makeball with thumb and index fingerAnd here’s a ball makeball with other thumb and indexA great big ball, I see putarms up and touch fingers
Shall we count them? Are you ready? One, Two, Three makeall three balls in succession
ThreeLittle Nickels A fingerplay
Three little nickels in a pocketbook new, hold up threefingers One bought a peppermint, and then therewere two, bend down onefinger Two Little nickels before the day was done,One bought an ice cream come, and then therewas one bend down anotherfinger One little nickel I heard it plainly say,”I’m going into the piggy bank for a rainyday!” Turtles PoemOne baby turtle alone and new.Finds a friend, and then there are two.Two baby turtles crawl down to the sea.They find another, and then there are three.Three baby turtles crawl along the shore.They find another, and then there are four.Four baby turtles go for a dive.Up swims another, and then there are five. Birds PoemThere was one little bird in a little tree,He was all alone, and he didn’t want tobe.So he flew far away, over the sea,And brought back a friend to live in thetree.
Substitute two, three, etc. forone as you finish the verse.
The Bird ActivityTheme is in the Rainbow ResourceRoom.
Hereis a Beehive A fingerplay
Here is the beehive, where are the bees? clench fist and bring out fingers quickly one by one Hidden away were nobody seesWatch and you will see them come out oftheir hives,One, two, three, four, five,Buzz, buzz, buzz.
One little bee blew and flew. He met a friend, and that made two.
Two little bees, busy as could be–Along came another and that made three.
Three little bees, wanted one more,Found one soon and that made four.
Four little bees, going to the hive.Spied their little brother, and that madefive.
Five little bees working every hour–Buzz away, bees, and find another flower.
FiveLittle Birdies A fingerplay
Five little birdies, flying around our door, five fingers onehand up in the air, as verse is said other hand bends down each fingerThe blue one flew away and then there were four.
Four little birdies sitting in a tree,The yellow one flew away and then therewere three.
The little birdies didn’t know what to do,So the red one flew away, and then therewere two.
Two little birdies sitting in the sun, The Brown one flew away, and there was one.
The little green birdie felt so all alone,He/she flew away and then there was none.Later on that very day,five little birdies came back to play.
The BirdActivity Theme is in the RainbowResource Room.
TenIn A Bed Action poem
There were ten in a bed and the little onesaid, “Roll over, roll over.” rollingmotionSo they all rolled over andone fell out. There were nine in the bedand the little one said, “Roll over, roll over.”So they all rolled over andone fell out….
Thisis repeated until you get to the number one. Each time “roll over”is said, rolling motion is dramatized.There was one in the bed andthe little one said, “Goodnight!”
Counting Apples A fingerplay
Five red applesHanging on a tree fivefingers held upThe juiciest apples you everdid see! The wind came past And gave an angryfrown shake headand look angryAnd one little apple came tumblingdown. Four red apples, etc. An entire AppleTheme is in the RainbowResource Room!
Monkeys In A Tree Action poem