25 Fun Fingerplay Ideas for Playful Preschoolers - Mom Loves Best

25 Fun Fingerplay Ideas for Playful Preschoolers

Last Updated June 7, 2017

Preschool fingerplay songs and stories help children develop gross & fine motor skills, improve memory, and gain social skills among a whole host of other benefits. But, most importantly, they provide a multi-sensory experience that’s FUN! Here are some fun fingerplays to teach your child.
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25 Fun Fingerplay Ideas for Playful Preschoolers

1. This classic song helps young ones get settled into circle time.

2. You already know the Itsy Bitsy Spider. Make it even more fun with this tutorial.

You already know the Itsy Bitsy Spider. Make it even more fun with this tutorial.

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3. The tune is familiar, and the actions are super simple. Perfect for even the littlest kiddos.

4. Get creative with your own songs and stories using these adorable finger puppets.

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5. Help your child learn the parts of their body AND get their wiggles out with The Wiggle Song.

6. Turn “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” into an active song with a partner - appropriate for even the youngest toddler.

7. Brilliant - combine a movement song with clean-up time to keep the grumbles at bay.

8. Your kids will LOVE zooming like an airplane in this song.

9. Tired of your little one asking to sing the same song over & over? Song sticks to the rescue!

10. Imitating the falling rain in this song will help develop fine-motor skills.

Imitating the falling rain in this song will help develop fine-motor skills.

11. Teach “right” and “left” with this gross-motor rhyme.

12. Turn any song into a fingerplay with this easy and inexpensive tutorial. Also includes the words to the preschool favorite “Five Little Frogs.”

13. Get silly and learn about the five senses. I bet this will make your little one giggle!

Get silly and learn about the five senses. I bet this will make your little one giggle!

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14. This book has 700 different fingerplays and chants. SEVEN. HUNDRED. It’s the last resource on the subject you’ll need.

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15. Combine arts and crafts with a fingerplay with this cute story about butterflies.

16. Thumbs up for the Two Mother Pigs!

17. Kids learn sequencing from acting out the motions of this silly song.

18. Clear instructions make fingerplays so much easier.

19. Turn the classic “Old Macdonald” into a fingerplay with this puppet glove and accompanying CD.

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20. Don’t bring home baby bumblebees!

Don’t bring home baby bumblebees!

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21. Get ready for spring with this sweet rhyme.

22. Don’t forget about this classic teapot song - “tip me over and pour me out.”

23. If you need a break, just pop in a CD. It will do the singing for you.

Wee Sing Children's Songs and Fingerplays

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24. Teach counting with these simple rhymes.

25. Your kids can learn the actions to “The Wheels on the Bus” straight from this colorful and fun YouTube video.

What fingerplay songs and rhymes to your remember from childhood? Share this list with another parent or teacher - they’ll thank you for finding new ways to help them entertain their little ones!

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Jenny Silverstone
 

Jenny is just another Mom trying to do her Best. She loves organizing things into lists and helping others find what they are looking for. When she's not using her powers to find her kids missing socks, you can find her giving actionable parenting advice & buyers guides at MomLovesBest.com

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