Thanks to Pinterest, I recently came across a blogger who designed some charming little finger puppets to go along with a few fingerplay songs she enjoys singing with her son! Her name is Kate, from the picklebums.com blog, and she generously offers each of the printables pictured below for free. I assembled a set of her beautiful finger puppets for my 4-year-old nephew as a birthday gift last month, and made myself a set, too, to use with my Piano Readiness class.
One of my all-time favorite fingerplays ever is Five Little Speckled Frogs (click for link to Kate’s puppet printable). I discovered this fingerplay during an Early Childhood Music course I took during graduate school.
After cutting out each frog, I laminated them too. Aren’t these puppets adorable?!
I glued a circle of 3/8 inch elastic to the back of each puppet using strong craft glue.
Here are her Five Little Ducks puppets.
I also love the Five Golden Autumn Leaves puppets she shares. I had never heard this fingerplay before, but I love it and so does my nephew!
The last one is Three Jellyfish puppets. Kate curled her jellyfish tentacles, but since mine are laminated them I left them straight and just cut them apart.
Do you have any favorite fingerplays? 🙂