Fingerplays can be a wonderful way to engage children during group time. During the holiday season using popular tunes and easy rhymes can help children learn finger plays faster. I enjoy this finger play.
Five little gingerbread lying on a tray,
One jumped up and ran away,
shouting “Catch me, catch me, catch me if you can…
I run really fast, I’m the gingerbread man!”
Continue counting down until there are none left
No more gingerbread lying on a tray.
They all jumped up and ran away!
This is a fun song to use with props. A cookie sheet with felt or paper gingerbread men are a cute visual.