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Hand & finger play activities for nursery rhymes not only make the rhymes more fun for your special little one, but helps them with lots of development.
These activities generally have plenty clapping or other hand gestures that go along with each word or line of the verses.
These activities are simple for children to learn. It's best to repeat the activities often, encouraging your little one to mimic your motions.
Here's some of the many ways hand & fingerplay activities benefit your child:
All in all, these activities are just down right fun! Little ones love to be in motion, so why not use that energy to learn new skills!
Plus a good afternoon of clapping and dancing can make for a good night's sleep. Parents and little ones can always use a few of those.
Check out the links below for activities for a variety of nursery rhymes.
Dance, Thumbkin, Dance Activity
Five Fat Peas Activity
Five Fat Sausages Activity
Here Is The Church Activity
Here Sits Farmer Giles
Hickory Dickory Dock Activity
Knock At The Door Activity
Pat a Cake Activity
Ten Fingers Activity
There Were Two Blackbirds Activity
This Little Cow Eats Grass
This Little Piggy Activity
Children love to play as they learn! Whether that's clapping to the rhythym of the verse, acting out the characters, playing games or creating great artwork!
We would love to hear about games, arts and crafts, fingerplays, anything that you do with your special little one to make nursery rhymes a fun interactive learning activity.
We know our mom's and grandma's have great ways to entertain while teaching their children and grandchildren.
Please share with us those fun learning experiences.