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Saturday, November 7, 2020


No matter how your class is set up this year, here's a finger play that your students will enjoy.  They'll also be developing small motor skills, oral language, math skills, and reading with the books that you can download.

Five Little Hotdogs

Five little hotdogs (Hold up 5 fingers.)
Frying in the pan.
The grease got hot,
And one went BAM! (Clap hands.)
Four little hotdogs… (Hold up 4 fingers.)
Three little hotdogs… (Hold up 3 fingers.)
Two little hotdogs… (Hold up 2 fingers.)
One little hotdog… (Hold up 1 finger.)
No little hotdogs (Hold up fist.)
Frying in the pan.
The pan got hot,
And it went BAM! (Clap hands and say the last word loudly.) 

Download the class book and individual books here:

*Draw the shape of a pan on a file folder. Cut a 6" slit across the center as shown. Cut hotdogs out of construction paper and tape to spring clothespins.

*Write numbers on plastic plates and have children make the appropriate number of hotdogs from play dough.

*Change “hotdogs” to “sausages.” Or, change the rhyme to popcorn and say:
Five little kernels sizzling in the pot.
The grease got hot and one went POP!”

Here's a great video that my friend Betsy Cruz created for her students to help them take a break during distance learning.

Here's another fun video with "Hotdog" (aka Betsy) doing subtraction.