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Body Parts

Using fingerplay "Touch Your Nose" to learn body parts and memorization skills

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  • Teach the fingerplay “Touch your nose”

 

Touch your nose, Touch your chin; That’s the way this game begins. 

Touch your eyes, Touch your knees; Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.  

Touch your hair, Touch one ear; Touch your two red lips right here.  

Touch your elbows where they bend, 

That’s the way this touch game ends.

Extend

When saying fingerplay, point to a body part and let the child fill in the name of the part.  For example, 

Touch your ?

(don't say nose just point to nose and let the child say the word nose)

 Touch your ?

(don't say chin just point to chin and let the child say the word chin)

That’s the way this game begins. 

Continue with touching eyes, knees, hair, ear, lips, and elbows and letting the child fill in the proper body part.

Encourage the child to memorize the fingerplay and recite for a friend or family member.

 

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

When you think about your body, do you have a favorite body part?

Have you ever felt uncomfortable when someone touches you or gives you a hug?  Can you tell me when this happened and who was with you?

Materials

  • Fingerplay "Touch your Nose"

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Circle
  • Color - Blue
  • Number - Two, 2
  • Alphabet Letters - B, F
  • Senses - Hearing
  • Character Trait - Joyfulness
  • Target Words - Big, Bigger, Happy, Small

Monthly Proverb

Unknown  “Every day may not be good, but there’s something good in every day."

Did You Know?

“A 3-year-old toddler's brain is twice as active as an adult's brain.”- Sean Brotherson, NDSU

Books to Read

"Color Dance"
by Ann Jonas (Activity 8)

"The Grouchy Ladybug"
Eric Carle (Activity 12)

"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom"
by Bill Martin and John Archambault (Activity 4)

"Color Dance"
by Ann Jonas Read/Listen (Activity 8)

"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom"
by Bill Martin and John Archambault Read/Listen (Activity 4)

"The Grouchy Ladybug"
by Eric Carle Read/Listen (Activity 12)

Music Playlist

"Jump Up It’s A Good Day"
by Brady Rymer Album Here Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could (Children) (Activity 10)

"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes "
by Countdown Kids Album 100 Silly Songs (Children) (Activity 24)

"Joyfulness"
by Nabil David Huening Album Children’s Virtues Songs (Children) (Activity 13)

"If You’re Happy and You Know It "
by Dora the Explorer Album Party Favorites (Activity 26)

"Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes"
by Super Simple Songs video (Activity 24)

"If You're Happy and You Know It"
by Super Simple Songs video (Activity 26)

"Joyfulness"
by Nabil David Huening video (Activity 13)

"Jump Up It's A Good Day
by Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could video (Activity 10)

Monthly Materials List

Click Here to view the list!

Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Touch Your Nose

(Activity 25 Month 2)

Touch your nose, touch your chin, That’s the way this game begins. 

Touch your eyes, Touch your knees; Now pretend you’re going to sneeze.  

Touch your hair, Touch one ear; Touch your two red lips right here.  

Touch your elbows where they bend, 

That’s the way this touch game ends.