Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Boost your brain power with these fun hand games!

Here are two hand games, 1. for littles, and 2. for biggers. Give them a try; they are easier than they might appear!! Find many more, thanks to this cool site: beachnet.com

1. FIVE plum PEAS in a PEApod PRESSED.
ONE grew, TWO grew, SO did all the REST
And they GREW and they GREW and they NEver STOPPED
and they GREW so BIG that the PEApod POPPED!

Instructions: Start with your hands in fists, knuckles pressed together. On “one” you straighten your thumbs and touch the tips together; on “two” you do the same with your index fingers; continue with your middle fingers, ring fingers and pinkies on “so,” “all,” and “rest,” respectively. Now you should have your hands palm to palm, with the finger tips touching. As you say “they grew and they grew” you start moving your hands apart, showing bigger and bigger . . . slow it down . . . stretch it out . . . by the time you get so “that the peapod” you should be reaching as wide as possible then on “POPPED” you clap your hands together. Very fast, of course, and loud. [Thanks to Juno.] (The Song Fairy shared this on "My Everyday Magic" :D)

2. Double double this this,
Double double that that,
Double this, double that,
Double double this that.

Imstructions: Hold your hands up, your fingers pointing to the ceiling, as if you're showing someone your new ring!
As you're saying the rhyme, turn your hands back and forth as certain words are said.
Whenever you say "double," both hands are facing out. (So your palms are facing you.)
Whenever you say "this," and "that," your palms are facing away from you. It sounds simple, but it's not!!
You can use almost any compound words, like:
Double double ice ice,
Double double cream cream.
Double ice, double cream,
Double double ice cream. [Thanks to Ciara A.]

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