Fun with Fingers! Activities, Apps, & Tools for Teaching Kids
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Fun with Fingers! Activities, Apps, & Tools for Teaching Kids Fun with Fingers! Activities, Apps, & Tools for Teaching Kids Presentation Transcript

  • Finger Fun! Learning Activities & Ideas with Fingers
  • “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” ~ Fred Rogers Finger Puppets by Bart, Flickr
  • hand action or movement combined with singing or spoken-words to engage ~ Wikipedia What is finger play?
  • Use finger plays to… Llama Finger Puppet by Ryan Hyde, Flickr Teach grammar Manage the class Support a story Teach vocabulary Transition to the next task
  • Famous Finger Games Thumb War by Nate Swart, Flickr Finger soccer Thumb war 1,2,3 shoot Rock, paper, scissors
  • Shadow Puppets!
  • Famous Fingerplays Where is Thumbkin? Itsy, Bitsy Spider 5 Little Monkeys Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  • Let’s make characters! My Grandma’s Finger Puppets by Nat Tung, Flickr Playdough Paper Draw them Felt Material
  • Draw them • Use washable markers & crayons • Pick a friend & draw on your friend’s fingers
  • Cool Finger Faces Free IOS App
  • Draw & color them
  • plays-by-shelly-sanchez-terrell/ Animate with Blabberize
  • Spanish Storytime by Pioneer Library System, Flickr Demonstrate the gestures
  • Put them in a Wiki Video examples Gestures Lyrics
  • Introduce with a video
  • Learn by video with Cullen!
  • Cullen’s Fingerplay Free Videos IOS Apps
  • Character Sets for Story Time • Kids have a set of characters & objects • Ask kids a question • They choose the character to put on the glove
  • Underwater  Scene  Feltboard  by  bengarrison,  Flickr,  CC  2.0   Follow-up with a felt board
  • Tara and finger puppet theatre by Dimitrij Mlekuz, Flickr Throw a show
  • Fingerplay Script by
  • Dino Finger Puppets 05 by Lansing Library, Flickr Set the stage
  • Cool Apps
  • Finger Paint with Sound Free IOS/Android App
  • Finger Measure Free IOS/Android App
  • Horror Faces Free IOS App Create horror faces with your fingers