Bit.ly/ELTLINKs
Finger Fun! Learning Activities &
Ideas with Fingers
ShellyTerrell.com
“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 vocabula...
Famous Finger Games
Thumb War by Nate Swart, Flickr
Finger soccer
Thumb war
1,2,3 shoot
Rock, paper, scissors
Shadow Puppets! Blifaloo.com/shadow-puppets
Famous Fingerplays
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy0KyiJJDyY
Where is Thumbkin?
Itsy, Bitsy Spider
5 Little Monkeys
Twink...
Let’s make characters!
My Grandma’s Finger Puppets by Nat Tung, Flickr
Playdough
Paper
Draw them
Felt
Material
Billybear4kids.com/FingerPuppets
Enchantedlearning.com
Teachingvillage.org/2010/06/09/digital-digits-creative-ideas-for-finger-plays-by-shelly-sanchez-terrell/
Draw them
• Use w...
Cool Finger Faces Free IOS App
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cool-finger-faces/id492606918?mt=8
Draw & color them
Teachingvillage.org/2010/06/09/digital-digits-creative-ideas-for-finger-
plays-by-shelly-sanchez-terrell/
Animate with Bla...
Spanish Storytime by Pioneer Library System, Flickr
Demonstrate the gestures
Put them in a Wiki
Englishstorytime.pbworks.com/FingerPlays
Video examples
Gestures
Lyrics
Youtube.com/user/blueskygokids
Introduce with a video
Learn by video with Cullen!
http://cullensabcs.com
Cullen’s Fingerplay Free Videos IOS Apps
http://cullensabcs.com/iphone-apps/
Character Sets for Story Time
• Kids have a set of
characters &
objects
• Ask kids a
question
• They choose the
character ...
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 ESLDramaGames.com
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
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/horror-fingers-create-horror/id580288996?mt=8
Create
horror
face...
http://pear.ly/ckcPj
ShellyTerrell.com
Bit.ly/ELTLINKs
Pear.ly/ckcPj
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Fun with Fingers! Activities, Apps, & Tools for Teaching Kids

  1. 1. Bit.ly/ELTLINKs Finger Fun! Learning Activities & Ideas with Fingers ShellyTerrell.com
  2. 2. “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” ~ Fred Rogers Finger Puppets by Bart, Flickr
  3. 3. hand action or movement combined with singing or spoken-words to engage ~ Wikipedia What is finger play?
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Famous Finger Games Thumb War by Nate Swart, Flickr Finger soccer Thumb war 1,2,3 shoot Rock, paper, scissors
  6. 6. Shadow Puppets! Blifaloo.com/shadow-puppets
  7. 7. Famous Fingerplays http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hy0KyiJJDyY Where is Thumbkin? Itsy, Bitsy Spider 5 Little Monkeys Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  8. 8. Let’s make characters! My Grandma’s Finger Puppets by Nat Tung, Flickr Playdough Paper Draw them Felt Material
  9. 9. Billybear4kids.com/FingerPuppets
  10. 10. Enchantedlearning.com
  11. 11. Teachingvillage.org/2010/06/09/digital-digits-creative-ideas-for-finger-plays-by-shelly-sanchez-terrell/ Draw them • Use washable markers & crayons • Pick a friend & draw on your friend’s fingers
  12. 12. Cool Finger Faces Free IOS App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cool-finger-faces/id492606918?mt=8
  13. 13. Draw & color them
  14. 14. Teachingvillage.org/2010/06/09/digital-digits-creative-ideas-for-finger- plays-by-shelly-sanchez-terrell/ Animate with Blabberize
  15. 15. Spanish Storytime by Pioneer Library System, Flickr Demonstrate the gestures
  16. 16. Put them in a Wiki Englishstorytime.pbworks.com/FingerPlays Video examples Gestures Lyrics
  17. 17. Youtube.com/user/blueskygokids Introduce with a video
  18. 18. Learn by video with Cullen! http://cullensabcs.com
  19. 19. Cullen’s Fingerplay Free Videos IOS Apps http://cullensabcs.com/iphone-apps/
  20. 20. 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 http://youtu.be/weBVrb0SB5E
  21. 21. Underwater  Scene  Feltboard  by  bengarrison,  Flickr,  CC  2.0   Follow-up with a felt board
  22. 22. Tara and finger puppet theatre by Dimitrij Mlekuz, Flickr Throw a show
  23. 23. Fingerplay Script by ESLDramaGames.com
  24. 24. Dino Finger Puppets 05 by Lansing Library, Flickr Set the stage
  25. 25. Cool Apps
  26. 26. Finger Paint with Sound Free IOS/Android App
  27. 27. Finger Measure Free IOS/Android App
  28. 28. Horror Faces Free IOS App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/horror-fingers-create-horror/id580288996?mt=8 Create horror faces with your fingers
  29. 29. http://pear.ly/ckcPj
  30. 30. ShellyTerrell.com Bit.ly/ELTLINKs Pear.ly/ckcPj
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