Fingerplays and Rhymes

Here are some simple fingerplays and rhymes you can try at home with your child. This month's theme is pirates!

Ten Little PiratesImage result for pirate clipart

Ten little pirates stood in a row

(hold up 10 fingers)

They bowed to their captain so

(lower and raise fingers)

They marched to the left

(move hands to the left)

And they marched to the right

(move hands to the right)

They shouted yo-ho

(cup hands over mouth)

And gave their captain a fright

(put hands on cheeks and gasp)

Pirate’s Hat

The pirate wore a red hat, a red hat, a red hat
The pirate wore a red hat, all day long
(repeat with other colors)

5 Pirates on a Treasure ChestImage result for pirate clipart

Five pirates on a treasure chest, one jumped off and four are left.

Four pirates on a treasure chest, one slid off and three are left.

Three pirates on a treasure chest, one tumbled down and two are left.

Two pirates on a treasure chest, one blew away and one is left.

One pirate on a treasure chest, he climbed down and now there are none.

No pirates on a treasure chest! Yo ho ho and now it’s all MINE!

 

Five Little Pirates
Tune: Five Little Ducks

Five little pirates went out one day

Over the seas and far away.Image result for pirate clipart

The captain said. “Yo, ho, ho, ho!

But only four little pirates came back home.

Four little pirates…

Three little pirates...

Two little pirates...

One little pirate...

Sad old captain went out one day

Over the seas and far away.

Sad old captain said, “Yo, Ho, HO!!!!!!!

And five little pirates came right back home!

Check back next month for different fingerplays with a new theme!

Previous Themes to Enjoy
Bears
Chickens
Christmas
Dinosaurs

Dr Seuss
Dragons
Elephants
Ice Cream
Kittens
Ninjas
Ocean Animals
Outer Space
Pirates
Polar Bear
Snowmen
Valentine's Day