Fingerplays and Rhymes

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

 

Five Birthday Candlesbirthday cake with candles clipart

Five birthday candles, wish there were more

Blow one out, and then there are four

Four birthday candles, as pretty as can be

Blow one out, and then there are three

Three birthday candles, shining bright for you,

Blow one out, and then there are two

Two birthday candles, almost done

Blow one out and then there is one

One birthday candle, standing all alone

A birthday wish is fun

Quick! Make a wish,

Before the candle’s blown!

 

Balloonsbirthday balloons clipart
Here are balloons for a party
Because it’s my birthday today.
I have balloons for all of my friends
Who are coming over to play.
Here is a pretty blue balloon,
As blue as the summer skies.
And here is a bright red balloon,
The best that you can buy!
Here is a gorgeous yellow balloon,
As yellow as bright sunshine.
And here is a beautiful purple balloon,
Like purple grapes from a vine.
Here is a lovely orange balloon,
Like oranges from the store.
And here is a fine white balloon,
And now there are no more

 

Birthday Monthsbirthday clipart

If your birthday is in January, turn around.

If your birthday is in February, touch the ground.

If your birthday is in March, march along.

If your birthday is in April, sing a song.

If your birthday is in May, wiggle your nose.

If your birthday is in June, shake your toes.

If your birthday is in July, jump up high.

If your birthday is in August, reach the sky.

If your birthday is in September, tap your shoe.

If your birthday is in October, call out “Boo!”

If your birthday is in November, tickle your ears.

If your birthday is in December, give three cheers. (hip, hip, hooray!)

Ten Little Cakesbirthday clipart
One little, two little, three little cakes.
Four little, five little, six little cakes.
Seven little, eight little, nine  little cakes.
10 little cakes with candles on top!

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