Fingerplays and Rhymes

Hands upon my head I place
Upon my shoulders and on my face
At my waist and by my side
And then behind me they will hide
And then I'll raise them way up high
And let my fingers fly, fly, fly
With a clap, clap, clap
And a one, two, three
Lets see how quiet we can be!

I have ten little fingers and they all belong to me
I can make them do things, would you like to see?
I can shut them up tight or open them wide.
I can put them together or make them all hide.
I can make them jump high, I can make them jump low.
I can fold them quietly hold them just so.


Art Ideas

Snow Paint
Mix water and food coloring in a spray bottle, Go out in the snow and paint away!

Ice Paint
Have children sprinkle dry tempra paint powder on their paper. The "paint brush" is an icecube on a popsickle stick you made in advance. Have children glide the ice over the paint powder and watch the colors run when the ice melts.

Sidewalk Chalk
2 cups of water
2 cups of Plaster of Paris
2 TBSP powdered tempera
Stir all ingredients and let set for a few minutes. Pour into paper towel tubes that have been taped over at one end. Let dry for at least 2 hours.

Clean Crayons
Mix 2 parts Ivory Snow powder with 1 part water until thick and creamy. Add a desired food coloring drop. Let harden in small molds, or ice cube trays.

Cooked Playdough
1/2 cup salt
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1 TBSP cooking oil
1 TBSP cream of tartar
Heat over low heat and stir. When it clumps up remove from heat and knead in a few drops of food coloring


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