Posted on October 28, 2016 : Posted in Legacy Academy

Fingerplays are simple, rhythmic activities that children enjoy.

Try the following with your child:

The Little Turtle

There was a little turtle (make a fist) that lived in a box. (draw a square in the air)

It swam through the puddles (swimming motions) and climbed on the rocks. (climbing motions)

It snapped at a mosquito. (snap your fingers). It snapped at a flea. (snap your fingers)

It snapped at a minnow (snap your fingers) and it snapped at me. (snap towards yourself)

It caught the mosquito. (tickle your child) It caught the flea. (tickle again)

It caught the minnow. (tickle again) But it didn’t catch me. (point at self, shake head no)