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


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

  1. Finger Fun! Learning Activities & Ideas with Fingers
  2. “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” ~ Fred Rogers Finger Puppets by Bart, Flickr
  3. hand action or movement combined with singing or spoken-words to engage ~ Wikipedia What is finger play?
  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. Famous Finger Games Thumb War by Nate Swart, Flickr Finger soccer Thumb war 1,2,3 shoot Rock, paper, scissors
  6. Shadow Puppets!
  7. Famous Fingerplays Where is Thumbkin? Itsy, Bitsy Spider 5 Little Monkeys Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star
  8. Let’s make characters! My Grandma’s Finger Puppets by Nat Tung, Flickr Playdough Paper Draw them Felt Material
  11. Draw them • Use washable markers & crayons • Pick a friend & draw on your friend’s fingers
  12. Cool Finger Faces Free IOS App
  13. Draw & color them
  14. plays-by-shelly-sanchez-terrell/ Animate with Blabberize
  15. Spanish Storytime by Pioneer Library System, Flickr Demonstrate the gestures
  16. Put them in a Wiki Video examples Gestures Lyrics
  17. Introduce with a video
  18. Learn by video with Cullen!
  19. Cullen’s Fingerplay Free Videos IOS Apps
  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
  21. Underwater  Scene  Feltboard  by  bengarrison,  Flickr,  CC  2.0   Follow-up with a felt board
  22. Tara and finger puppet theatre by Dimitrij Mlekuz, Flickr Throw a show
  23. Fingerplay Script by
  24. Dino Finger Puppets 05 by Lansing Library, Flickr Set the stage
  25. Cool Apps
  26. Finger Paint with Sound Free IOS/Android App
  27. Finger Measure Free IOS/Android App
  28. Horror Faces Free IOS App Create horror faces with your fingers