Использование пальчиковых игр на уроках английского языка в начальной школе подробно описано в статье "Нетрадиционные подходы к оздоровительной и развивающей организации современного урока" в статье, расположенной на страничке Каталог статей.
     На этой страничке мы разместим интересные и подходящие для использования на уроках аутентичные рифмовки, ссылки на соответствующие теме интернет-ресурсы.

Dr. Jean shares finger plays for children.

Five Little Fishies 

Five little fishies, swimming in a pool    (Wiggle five fingers) 

The first one said, "The pool is cool."   (Show one finger, then wrap arms around body)

  The second one said, "The pool is deep."   (Show two fingers, then hands measure 'deep') 

The third one said, "I want to sleep."   (Show three fingers, then rest head on hands)  


  The fourth one said, "Let's take a dip."   (Show four fingers, then hands 'dive' into water)  

The fifth one said, "I spy a ship."    (Show five fingers, then form scope with hands to peer through)

  Fisher boat comes,   (Form 'V' with fingers, then move hands away from body) 

Line goes kersplash   (Pretend to throw fishing line) 

Away the five little fishies dash   (Wiggle five fingers away)  

Little, Bigger, Biggest

A little ball,     (make ball with finger and thumb)

A bigger ball,      (make ball with two hands)

And a great big ball I see.     (make a ball with arms)

Now help me count them,

One, two, three!     (repeat gestures for each size)

                                                              Funny Bunny                                                                                                                                            

Here is a bunny    (raise two fingers)

With ears so funny  (put your hands on your head pretending as if they are ears)


And here is a hole in the ground.    (make hole with fingers of other hand)

At the first sound she hears,   (put your hands on your ears)

She pricks up her ears    (straighten fingers)               

And pops right into the ground.    (put fingers in hole)

Tool Time

 Peter works with    (one fist moving up and down)

1  hammer, 1  hammer, 1  hammer

Peter works with one hammer, now he works with  2.

 Peter works with 2  hammers, etc.    (two fists)

Peter works with 3  hammers, etc.     (two fists & one foot)

 Peter works with 4  hammers, etc.    (two fists & two feet)

  Peter works with    (two fists, two feet & head nodding)

5  hammers, 5  hammers, 5  hammers

Peter works with 5 hammers,

Now his work is done.

[Note:   Substitute any name for Peter. You also can make the fingerplay longer by counting backwards from 5 down to no hammers before saying, "Now his work is done."]