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Where Is Thumbkin


Sing and Learn the Actions!

Lyrics

Where is Thumbkin? Where is Thumbkin?
Here I am, here I am.
How are you this morning?
Very well I thank you.
Run away, run away.

Where is Pointer?
Where is Pointer?
Here I am, here I am.
How are you this morning?
Very well I thank you.
Run away, run away.

Where is Tallman?
Where is Tallman?
Here I am, here I am.
How are you this morning?
Very well I thank you.
Run away, run away.

Where is Ringman?
Where is Ringman?
Here I am, here I am.
How are you this morning?
Very well I thank you.
Run away, run away.

Where is Pinkie?
Where is Pinkie?
Here I am, here I am.
How are you this morning?
Very well I thank you.
Run away, run away.

Where is everyone?
Where is everyone?
Here we are, here we are.
How are you this morning?
Very well we thank you.
Run away, run away.

Activities

Music

  • Children can develop fine motor skills through singing games. Use your fingers to show the actions to the song. Place hands behind your back. Bring out your right thumb; bring out your left thumb. Face thumbs together, wriggle your right thumb, wriggle your left thumb. Place your right thumb behind your back, place your left thumb behind your back. Use appropriate fingers to show the actions.

Drama

  • Role play the song – choose 5 children to play each character.

Visual Art

  • Class “hand mural” – on a large sheet of paper have each child outline the shape of their hand using a felt tip pen.

Literacy

  • Sing and read along to the YouTube song to achieve multi-sensory learning “Do it, see it and hear it!”

Print out the song PDF

  • Read the song lyrics – ask children a variety of questions.
  • Re-read the song lyrics and ask children to join in.
  • Recognise and use a variety of punctuation when reading. “ ” ! ? . ,
  • Look at print and conventions (bold, italics).
  • Talk about interesting/challenging words and discuss what they mean.
  • Word study – phonic knowledge, compound words, rhyming word, contractions etc.

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