This Bluebird Nest finger play is a wonderful way to develop language and motor skills while also having fun bonding together.
Finger plays offer a multi sensory approach to learning with sight, touch, listening and movement all rolled into one.
Kids love chanting rhymes and this is the perfect way to introduce the sounds and rhythm of spoken language. And this repetition and listening is wonderful for developing comprehension and building vocabulary.
Bluebird Nest Finger Play with actions
Here is a nest for a bluebird (Make a nest with hands)
Cheep cheep, cheep cheep! (pinch finger and thumbs like bird beaks)
And here is a hive for some bees (clench both fists and join knuckles)
Here is a hole for a bunny (make a ‘hole’ by joining finger and thumbs to make a circle – then mimic pretend bunny ears with first two fingers of each hand on your head)
And here is a house for me! (make a roof with your hands over your head and close your eyes to ‘go to sleep)
Here’s a charming little video which shows you can substitute different birds to suit your theme or the time of year. This little tot’s English is impressive too!👏
This lovely story book by Dorothea DePrisco and illustrated by Jo Parry would be perfect to include with a bluebird theme.