Wednesday, August 20, 2008

September Finger Plays for Careers

Here are some fingerplays for the Careers theme:

A Fireman
This brave fireman is going to bed
hold up right thumb
Down on the pillow he lays his head
right thumb on left palm
Wraps himself in his blanket tight
curl fingers around thumb
And plans to sleep this way all night
close eyes
But the fire alarm rings! He opens his eyes!
open eyes
Quickly he's dressed and down the pole he slides
right hand slides down left arm in a grip from elbow to wrist
Then he climbs on the truck to go, go, go.
hands manipulate imaginary steering wheel

Five Little Firefighters
Five little fire fighters sit very still
hold up five fingers
Until they see a five on top of the hill
Number one rings the bell, ding-dong.
bend down thumb
Number 2 pulls his big boots on.
bend down pointer finger
Number 3 climbs on the truck right away.
bend down middle finger
Number 4 joins him, no one can wait.
bend down ring finger
Number 5 drives the truck to the fire.
bend down little finger
The big yellow flames go higher and higher.
spread arms
Whooo-ooo! Whooo-ooo! Hear the fire truck say
imitate siren
As all of the cars get out of the way.
Shhh! goes the water from the fire hose spout,
rub palms together
And quicker than a wink the fire is out!
clap hands.

Climb Aboard The Space Ship
Climb aboard the spaceship,
we're going to the moon Hurry and get ready,
we're going to blast off soon Put on your helmets,
and buckle up real tight Here comes the countdown,
let's count with all our might
10 , 9 ,8 , 7 ,6 , 5 , 4 , 3, 2 , 1 . . . blast off!

Police Officers
Five police officers standing by a door
One became a traffic cop; then there were four.
Four police officers watching over me
One took home a lost boy, and then there were three.
Three police officers dressed all in blue
One stopped a speeding car, and then there were two.
Two police officers how fast they run!
One caught a bad man, and then there was one.
One police officer saw smoke faraway.
He called the firehouse, and the firemen saved the day.

Five Friendly Firefighters
Five friendly firefighters standing near the door,
One washes the fire engine, now there are four.
Four friendly firefighters waiting patiently,
One fixes the hoses, now there are three.
Three friendly firefighters have a lot to do,
One climbs up a ladder, now there are two.
Two friendly firefighters exercise and run,
One cooks some dinner, now there is one.
One friendly firefighter-all the work is done,
This one goes to bed, now there are none

Building a House
I’ll take a hammer and pound, pound, pound
With a saw I’ll saw quickly
Then with a brush I can paint, paint, paint
To build a house for me.

A Sailor Went to Sea
A sailor went to sea, sea, sea,
To see what he could see, see, see
And all that he could see, see, see
Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea, sea.

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake baker’s man
Bake me a cake as fast as you can!
Roll it, and pat it, and mark it with a B,
And toss it in the oven for everybody.

Down the Street

There's a cobbler down the street
Mending shoes for little feet;
With a bang and a bang
And a bang, bang, bang;
With a bang and a bang
And a bang, bang, bang.


Nina said...

Hi Jeanette! How are you? Christine Fowler here, I had little Scottie in Durham. I was googling music makers trying to put something together for September and was so excited to see this! It has been great in Charlotte-- we have about 20 regulars, mostly not members. One of my neighbors got a little teary eyed talking about how much they appreciate music makers...

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting these songs. I do music makers in Colorado and could not find a thing on careers.