Incy wincy spider or is it eensey weensey?

This classic is great for babies, toddlers and older children.

Incy wincy spider climbed up the water spout,
Down came the rain and washed poor Incy out,
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain,
So Incy wincy spider climbed up the spout again.


FOR BABIES: Use song as a massage rhyme moving your fingers up babies body while they are lying down, then massaging down with large strokes, then massage up, then creep fingers up again.

Walk the fingers on your right hand all the way up your left arm.
Wiggle your fingers like falling rain
Throw arms open wide (on washed poor incy out)
Make a big circle with your arms to represent the sun
Walk the fingers on your right hand all the way up your left arm again.

FOR OLDER CHILDREN (around 3 years of age)
Replace  "Walk the fingers on your right hand all the way up your left arm." with a different and harder finger dexterity action: join your 2 index fingers to your thumbs, these fingers and thumbs then rotate in an upward moving action. Still confused? Here is a video with the actions:

DEVELOPMENT: Listening and moving, following directions, finger strength and dexterity, sequencing i.e. what comes 1st, what comes next.

EXTRA LESSON PLAN: PDF: Lesson instructions from Oxford Press 

Incy Wincy Spider Book (Touch & Feel book,pictured above)


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