Thursday, August 6, 2009


5 little apples hanging on a tree,
teasing Mr. Slinky Worm,
You can’t eat me! You can’t eat me!
Along came Mr. Slinky Worm as quiet as can be
and… CRUNCH!
4, 3, 2, 1...

Zero apples hanging on a tree,
away inched Mr. Slinky worm
as full as can be!

I love using concrete manipulatives when doing finger plays with the children at line time. We can still use our fingers to tell the story, but it's nice to have a visual image, too. Last school year, I made magnetic felt pieces to accompany my favorite Halloween and winter finger plays. The children thought they were fabulous! So, I decided to get on it and make a few more before school starts! This time, instead of felt, I used paper, and then ran everything through the laminator. Hopefully, these will be more durable because they sure get a lot of use!

Here's a close-up of Mr. Slinky Worm. I gave him a mustache as a nod to MUS (a visually delicious blog - take a peek if you haven't already) and her love of mustaches! ;{0

Oh! FYI - not that you would ever do this - DON"T put rhinestones through the laminator. Ummm... this is actually Mr. Slinky Worm II, and there's a rhinestone melting away somewhere inside my laminator as we speak. Yikes!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea. My kids like things to go with finger plays too, and I didn't have one to go along with our apple theme for September. Oh, and I won't put a rhinestone through the laminator either! LOL


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