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A Fun Fingerplay


Help everyone learn and perform the movements of this little rhyme.

Move 'em up, move 'em down (move fingers up then down)
Shake both hands all around. (shake hands in air)
Twist, then bend, from side to side (twist torso, then bend left, then right)
Show us how you can glide. (move feet over floor as if gliding)
Now put your hands on your hips (put hands on hips)
Make a big smile with your lips! (children smile)


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Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, is a former teacher who loves writing activities and poems for young children. She lives in Connecticut with her family and her bulldog named Daisy.

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