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Songs and Fingerplay

Five Fat Peas
A counting fingerplay especially
useful in the spring and summer.

Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed
(children hold hand in a fist)
One grew, two grew, so did all the rest.
(put thumb and fingers up one by one)
They grew and grew
 (raise hand in the air very slowly)
And did not stop,
Until one day
The pod went POP!
(children clap hands together)

The Ants Go Marching
Traditional action song

The ants go marching one by one,
Hurrah, hurrah.
The ants go marching one by one,
Hurrah, hurrah.
The ants go marching one by one,
The little one stops to such his thumb,
And they all go marching down
Into the ground to get out of the rain,
BOOM!  BOOM!  BOOM!

Two...tie his shoe...
Three...climb a tree...
Four...shut the door...
Five...take a dive...
Six...pick up sticks...
Seven...pray to heaven...
Eight...shut the gate...
Nine...check the time...
Ten...say "THE END"


Two little blackbirds sitting on a hill,
     Put 2 forefingers and thumb on each shoulder to represent birds.

One named Jack.
     Hold out one set of fingers.

One named Jill.
     Hold out the other set of fingers.

Fly away, Jack.

     Place one hand behind back.

Fly away, Jill.
     Place other hand behind back.

Come back, Jack.

     Return one hand to its shoulder.

Come back, Jill.

     Return the other hand to its shoulder.

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