Adventist Adventurer Awards/Finger Play
- 1 Listen to a story about hands
- 2 Say three things you learned about hands.
- 3 Say a poem and use your hand to act it out.
- 4 Make a craft that uses your hands as part of the project. (i.e., fingerpaint, trace hands)
- 5 Complete an activity using your fingers. (i.e., build something with blocks, knead bread.)
- 6 External Rsources
Listen to a story about hands
- Read 26 Big Things Small Hands Do by Coleen Paratore
- A Youtube video story about hands
- Check your local library.
- Many stories are available online as well.
- Several hand stories and facts to learn.
Say three things you learned about hands.
Our thumbs help us to pick things up and use tools. Our hands help us to write, to hold, to carry things, to play games, to use a computer, etc.
Say a poem and use your hand to act it out.
Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small,
And always leave my fingerprints
On furniture and walls.
But everyday I'm growing,
I'll be grown up someday,
And all these tiny handprints
Will simply fade away.
So here's a final handprint
Just so you can recall,
Exactly how my fingers looked
When I was very small.
Make a craft that uses your hands as part of the project. (i.e., fingerpaint, trace hands)
Have the following supplies ahead of the meeting:
- Ink pads
Show the children how to ink a fingertip and press it on the paper. Then show them how to add ears, whiskers and a tail to create a mouse out of their fingerprints. Let them fill up a sheet of paper with mice.
Complete an activity using your fingers. (i.e., build something with blocks, knead bread.)
- Follow a beginning Sign Language video
- Planting Seeds
Fill several shallow tubs or boxes with potting soil.
Give the children a variety of dried beans to "plant". Other fun things to plant are twigs (trees), rocks, radishes, baby carrots, and small potatoes. The children can plant and harvest over and over. Spoons work well for shovels.
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