Fingerplays and Rymes

Here are some simple fingerplays and rhymes you can try at home with your child. The theme of this week for the fingerplays and rhymes is Ocean Animals.

Four Little Ocean Friends

Four little ocean friends living in the sea
The turtle slides away now there are three
Three little ocean friends looking for a clue
“Glub, glub,” said the lobster now there are two
Two little ocean friends not having much fun
Off swam the sea horse now there is one
One little octopus sad and all alone
Back swims the turtle, back swims the lobster, back swims the sea horse
And they played in the sea foam, safe in their home.

5 Little Jellyfish

5 little jellyfish swimming by the shore, the purple one got lost and that left 4.
4 little jellyfish swimming in the sea, the blue one swam far far away and that left 3.
3 little jellyfish in the ocean so blue, the pink one took a seahorse ride and that left 2.
2 little jellyfish swimming in the sun, the orange one took a dive and that left 1.
1 little jellyfish swimming all alone, it was time for him to go home and the left none.

Five Little Whales

Five big whales in the sea offshore
One swam up to spout and that left four.
Four big whales in the deep blue sea
One swam up to spout and that left three.
Three big whales in the sea so blue
One swam up to spout and that left two.
Two big whales having loads of fun
One swam up to spout and that left one.
One big whale longing for the sun
He swam up to spout, and that left none!

Three Jellyfish 

Three jellyfish, three jelly fish,
Three jelly fish sitting on a rock
one fell off, ohhhh.
Two jelly fish, two jelly fish,
Two jelly fish sitting on a rock
one fell off, ohhhh.
One jelly fish, one jelly fish,
One jelly fish sitting on a rock
one fell off, ohhhh.
No jelly fish, no jelly fish,
No jelly fish sitting on a rock
One jumped on, hooray!
One jelly fish, one jelly fish,
One jelly fish sitting on a rock
One jumped on, hooray!
Two jelly fish, two jelly fish,
Two jelly fish sitting on a rock
Then one jumped on, hooray!
Three jelly fish, three jelly fish,
Three jelly fish sitting on a rock.

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

Previous Themes to Enjoy
Bears
Christmas
Dinosaurs

Dr Seuss
Kittens
Polar Bear
Snowmen
Valentine's Day