Category Archives: Songs for Preschoolers

Christmas Fingerplays!

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.  

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