Sunday, February 3, 2019


An oxymoron is defined as "a figure of speech in which two opposite ideas are joined to create an effect."  Well, yesterday I preached about the "authenticity" of finger plays because they are "unplugged" and today I'm going to give you some links to "plug into" finger plays. I think that's what you'd call an oxymoron.  Let me explain...

Several years ago I made these five videos with my daughter to demonstrate some of my finger plays for teachers. I did not make them to show the children, but I thought it would be helpful for teacher to see my movements. It's funny, but some teachers have told me that they show these directly to their students when they have a few minutes at the end of the day. Surprisingly, the children seem to enjoy them. And although it means more screen time, at least the children are active and doing something with me.

Here they are! Use them however you'd like!

Part 1

     Here is a Turtle
     This Little Girl
     Grandma's Glasses
     Where Is My Bunny
     Monkeys and Alligator

Part 2
     King Kong
     Cup of Tea
     Mr. Turkey and Mr. Duck
     Mousie Brown
     Ten Little Friends
     I Caught a Fish

Part 3

     Two Little Blackbirds
     Here Is a Bunny
     Miss Molly
     Apple Tree
     Johnny, Johnny

Part 4
     The Finger Band
     A Little Mouse
     Here Is a Church
     Dig a Hole
     Five Little Hotdogs

Part 5
     Heidi Hi and Louie Lo
     Five Little Monkeys
     Choo Choo Train
     Jack O' Happy
     I Have a Cat
     Which Is My Left?
Here's the video I did yesterday on finger plays.  Sorry, I'm a little sideways!!!