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Standing on the Sidewalk
Ruth I. Dowell

 

Excerpted from Ruth I. Dowell's Move Over, Mother Goose: Finger Plays, Action Verses and Funny Rhymes.
     Develop fine and gross motor skills and language skills with rhymes that children will want to chant over and over again. Ruth Dowell provides opportunities for lots of movement and fun with appealing action verses.

Children are standing in 2 lines, facing each other.

Tap toes with arms folded.

Tap toes.

Point.

Hold hand in "stop" position.

Walk, skip, or hop to opposite line's position.

Standing on the sidewalk

(Need to cross the street),

Waiting for the green before
I move my feet. Oh,

I can see the red light!

(Red means "Stop!")

When I see the green light,
I can walk, skip, hop!

 

 

This activity (excerpt) is taken from:
Move Over, Mother Goose: Finger Plays, Action Verses and Funny Rhymes
by Ruth I. Dowell
Page 117. ISBN: 0876591136
© 1987. Gryphon House, Inc.