Dr Seuss Fingerplays

Here are some simple fingerplays and rhymes you can try at home with your child. The theme of this week for the fingerplays and rhymes is Dr. Seuss.

Cat in the HatThe Cat in the Hat

Tune: The Addam’s Family

The cat in the hat (snap, snap)

The cat in the hat (Snap, snap)

The cat in the hat

The cat in the hat

The cat in the hat (snap, snap)

He causes so much fun

But when the fun is done

You will be the one

To send that cat away!

The cat in the hat (snap, snap)

The cat in the hat (Snap, snap)

The cat in the hat

The cat in the hat

The cat in the hat (snap, snap)

Dr. Seuss on the Loose

Tune: Old MacDonald had a Farm


Dr. Seuss is on the loose

and this is how we know

Cats, hats, eggs and ham

Cats, hats, eggs and ham

Cats, hats, eggs and ham

We love his fun books so!

Cat in the Hat

I see the cat (hand to eyes-form whiskers)

The cat in the hat (hands to head to form hat)

He is very naughty (shake finger)

That cat in the hat (hands make whiskers then hat)

So I’ll keep my ears listening (hands to ears)

And my eyes open wide (hands to eyes)

I’m not going to let that cat come inside.

 

Yertle the Turtle

I had a little turtle

Who lived in a box,

He swam in the water

And he climbed on the rocks.

He snapped at a mosquito,

He snapped at a flea.

He snapped at a minnow

And he snapped at me!

He caught the mosquito,

He caught the flea,

He caught the minnow,

But he couldn’t catch me!

 

Ham and Eggs

Ham and eggs, ham and eggs

I like mine fried good and brown

I like mine fried upside down

Ham and eggs, ham and eggs

Flip ’em flop ’em flip ’em flop ’em

Ham and eggs!

 

One Little Cat

One little cat on a sunny day

Put on his hat and went out to play

Two little cats when the sky turned dark

Put on their hats and went to the park

Three little cats when the sky turned blue

Put on their hats and went to the zoo

Four little cats by the kitchen door

Put on their hats and went to the store

Five little cats on a sunny day

Put on their hats and they all ran away.