Fingerplays For Preschoolers

Fingerplays for preschoolers and hand puppets stories and activities.

Fingerplays involve the use of ‘finger puppets’, your ‘fingers’ or ‘gloves’ that include different characters or items being part of the song or story you are presenting to the preschool classroom or other young children.

Finger plays involve some sort of hand or finger movements or other fun actions that go along with the song or activity that the preschoolers or kindergarten kids can try and imitate.

These finger movements get children using the small muscles of their hands and fingers and help children to develop or improve their fine motor skills and development.

As with other stories and preschool kids songs, there is usually some sort of educational aspect or ‘life lesson’ to learn from the fingerplays and it’s song lyrics.


There are a variety of finger puppets and hand puppets that can be made or can be purchased online to use in educating your kids with these fun story ideas and song fingerplays. These finger puppets and hand puppets help the pre k children to focus and keep their attention with the message of the song or story.

The bottom line is that preschool finger plays are fun and children and preschoolers really enjoy watching and learning from these unique songs and lessons. We have a variety of these teaching ideas throughout this section of this children’s preschool website and at the links on the right hand side in the navigation area.


Finger plays with Hand Motions & for Preschool Kids:

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