Open, Shut Them



Pam Schiller and Thomas Moore present 500 fingerplays,
along with cross-curricular activities in

 


Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.

Open, shut them
Open, shut them.
Put them in your lap.

Creep them, creep them,
Creep them, creep them,
Right up to your chin.
Open up your smiling mouth,
But do not let them in.

Creep them, creep them,
Creep them, creep them,
Past your cheeks and chin.
Open wide your smiling eyes,
Peeking in -- BOO!

Creep them, creep them,
Creep them, creep them,
Right down to your toes.
Let them fly up in the air and,
Bop you on the nose.

Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Give a little clap.

Open, shut them
Open, shut them.
Open, shut them.
Put them in your lap.



Things to Talk About:
          Other than our hands, what other body parts can you open and shut?

Related Bibliography:
          Baer, Edith.  The Wonder of Hands.
                    A look at all we do with our hands.
          Mariotti, Mario.  Hands Off!
                    This book uses hand prinds and illustrations, cleverly turning fingers into
                    soccer players.
          Martin, Bill, Jr. and John Archambault.  Here Are My Hands.
                    A rhyme about ways we use diffrent parts of our bodies.
          Showers, Paul.  Find Out by Touching.
                    A story of all the things we can explore with our hands.
          Weiss, Nicki.  If You're Happy and You Know It.
                    Eighteen songs told in story orm with illustrations.


This activity (excerpt) is taken from:
Where is Thumbkin? 500 Activities to Use with Songs You Already Know
          by Pam Schiller and Thomas Moore.
Page 22. ISBN: 0876591640