“Two Excellent Finger Poems” for fine motor skill development. Gr8 for music therapy and music education. By Margie La Bella of Music Therapy Tunes.

-Age: 1-5
-Objective: Children move fingers and hands in the way prescribed by words/lyrics.
-Materials: fingers. Possibly pictures depicting each direction.
-Method: Develop hand motions for each line, don’t worry: each sentence suggests a motion.Show the children the hand motions and then add in each line one at a time. Eventually, put the motions and words together so as to do the entire poem.
-Submitted by: Margie La Bella of music therapy tunes
-Author: Unknown
-Melody-Words and chords:  This is a chant. Use an animated tone of voice and go for it!

 

My 5 fingers

1 finger points. 2 fingers walk.

3 fingers stand up and talk, talk, talk.

4 fingers count 1-2-3-4.

Oh, look: I’ve got one more!

1-2-3-4-5

5 fingers up. 5 fingers down.

5 fingers go ’round and ’round.

5 fingers here. 5 fingers there

10 fingers to wash my hair.

 

I have 10 little fingers

 

I have 10 little fingers and they all belong to me.

I can make them do things. What would you like to see?

I can close them up tight. Or make them all hide.

I can make them jump high, or make them go low.

I can folk them up quietly and sit like so.

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