Monday, March 8, 2010

Visial Aids for Fingerplays and Singing Time

Throughout the years we have seen many creative visual aids to help out during fingerplays and singing time. These visuals help to motivate kids to sit still and participate so that they can earn the privilege of picking the next fingerplay or song. I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of those ideas.

Here is what I did this month for Fingerplays. I have made a generic felt board with a piece of cardboard and felt. And then created images that represent the six fingerplays we are covering this month on one side of a rain drop. I then choose different children to come up and pick a rain drop to turn over so that we can start our next finger play.

There are many ways to go about this, if you have any weather visual aids and are willing to share your ideas and images we would all appreciate it. Please email me your ideas and images, and I will add them to the site. Thanks!

Here's an idea for singing time. Find your umbrella, tie some yarn to each tip, tape raindrops to the yarn. The names of the songs are on the raindrops. The kids loved this!

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