Indoor Activities for Children Ages 0-3
Week of May 17th, 2020

7 Family Themed Finger Plays and Action Songs

 

1. Some Families

 

Some families are large (spread arms out wide)

Some families are small (bring arms close together)

But I love my family (cross arms over chest) best of all!

 

2. With My Family

(Sung to the tune of The Muffin Man)

 

Tell me what you like to do

Like to do, like to do.

Tell me what you like to do

With your family.

(Sally*) likes to (go swimming**)

Go swimming, go swimming.

Sally likes to go swimming

With her family.

* insert child's name

** insert chosen activity

 

3. My Mom and Dad

(Sung to the tune of Bingo)

 

I have a very special friend

And Mommy is her name-o.

M-O-M-M-Y, M-O-M-M-Y, M-O-M-M-Y,

And Mommy is her name-o

 

I have a very special friend

And Daddy is his name-o.

D-A-D-D-Y, D-A-D-D-Y, D-A-D-D-Y,

And Daddy is his name-o

 

4. Hugs and Kisses

(Sung to the tune of Pop Goes the Weasel)

 

(Name*) here's a hug for you (hug self),

And lots of kisses too (blow kisses).

Each hug and kiss you get today

Says that I love you!

* insert name of family member

 

5. I Love You!

(Sung to the tune of You are my Sunshine)

 

I love you (Name*)

My dearest (family member),

You make me happy

When I am sad.

I want to tell you

I really love you!

When I’m with you,

I'm so glad.

* insert name of family member

 

6. These are Grandma's (or another family member's) Glasses

 

Recite first verse in a high pitched voice:

These are Grandma’s glasses (Make glasses over eyes with fingers)

This is Grandma’s hat (Place hands on top of head)

And this is the way she folds her hands (Clasp hands together)

And lays them in her lap (Place hands in lap).

 

Recite second verse in a deep voice:

These are Grandpa’s glasses (Make bigger glasses shapes over eyes with fingers)

This is Grandpa’s hat (Place hands over head to form a large hat)

And this is the way he folds his arms (Cross arms)

And takes a little nap (Place head on arms as if sleeping).

 

7. A House for Me

 

This is a nest for Mr. Bluebird (cup hands together)

This is a hive for Mrs. Bee (make a fist)

This is a hole for bunny rabbit (make a circle with thumb and forefinger)

And this is a house for me (place fingertips together to form a roof peak over head).

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