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Get Movin’! MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES in Singable Picture Books

Posted on: April 2, 2013

MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES
Singable Picture Books and Songbook Collections which feature songs with movements, finger plays and dances.

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Any ABC book can be performed with American Sign Language ABCs!

ABCs with American Sign Language Alphabet 
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
Click here to view or print my ABC card with American Sign Language Alphabet:
letters caps WITH SIGN

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Any ABC book can be performed with American Sign Language ABCs!

ABCs: Sign Language Alphabet (Painless Learning Placemats)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by PAINLESS LEARNING PLACEMATS

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A-You're Adorable­_ABCs Book w ASL cover only
A-You’re Adorable with ASL Alphabet
Words and Music by Buddy Kaye, Fred Wise and Sidney Lippman
Illustrated by Emily Leatha Everson Gleichenhaus
This item is for classroom, home, or library use only.

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FEIERABEND songs of action and finger plays
The Book of Fingerplays and Action Songs
Words and Music by Various Artists
Compiled and Edited by John M. Feierabend

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FEIERABEND book of beginning circle games
The Book of Beginning Circle Games
Words and Music by Various Artists
Compiled and Edited by John M. Feierabend

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FEIERABEND bounces
The Book of Bounces
Words and Music by Various Artists
Compiled and Edited by John M. Feierabend

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FEIERABEND movement exploration
The Book of Movement Exploration
Words and Music by Various Artists
Compiled and Edited by John M. Feierabend

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FEIERABEND songs rhymes beat motion
The Book of Songs and Rhymes with Beat and Motions
Words and Music by Various Artists
Compiled and Edited by John M. Feierabend

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FEIERABEND tapping clapping
The Book of Tapping and Clapping
Words and Music by Various Artists
Compiled and Edited by John M. Feierabend

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FEIERABEND wiggles and tickles
The Book of Wiggles and Tickles
Words and Music by Various Artists
Compiled and Edited by John M. Feierabend

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The Croaky Pokey
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Ethan Long
Illustrated by Ethan Long

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Count and Move
Singable Picture Book Video from SuperSimpleSongs.com
Super Simple Songs YouTube page:http://www.youtube.com/supersimplesongs
www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9EgE_JtEAw

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Dem Bones (with Seraphine the Skeletine)
Traditional Words and Tune

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down by the banks of the hanky panky
Down by the Banks of the Hanky Panky (Counting Song or Circle Game)
Traditional Words and Tune
To view or print this song sheet, click here:
down by the banks of the hanky panky

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Do Your Ears Hang Low

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Caroline Jayne Church

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Do Your Ears Hang Low (Sing and Read Storybook)
Traditional Words and Music
Words Adapted by Rachel Lisberg
Illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic

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Do Your Ears Hang Low?
Traditional Words and Tune
Words Adapted by Dorothea Deprisco Wang
Illustrated by Treesha Runnells

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Do Your Ears Hang Low? (and Other Silly Songs)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Illustrated by Pamela Cote

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Do Your Ears Hang Low (Fifty More Musical Fingerplays With Piano Arrangements and Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Adaptations, Arrangements and Original Works by Tom Glazer
Illustrated by Mila Lazarevich

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The Eensy-Weensy Spider
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words Adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

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Eensy-Weensy Spider
Singable Picture Book Video from SuperSimpleSongs.com
Super Simple Songs YouTube page:http://www.youtube.com/supersimplesongs
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQZNBkdxCMY

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Eensy-Weensy Spider
Singable Picture Book Video from Screen Singers Karaoke
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UCTzBGIxlQ

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Eye Winter Tom Tinker Chin Chopper (Fifty Musical Fingerplays with Piano Arrangements and Guitar Chords)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Compiled and Arranged by Tom Glazer
Illustrated by Ron Himler

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The Farmer in the Dell

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ilse Plume
(It is fun to sing this song along with accompaniment from the Fisher Price TV Radio that winds up and plays a music box version of “The Farmer in the Dell,” which you can see by clicking here:http://www.basicfun.com/products/fisher-price-classics/all/fisher-price-tv-radio.html)

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This was sitting on Mr. Mitchell’s bookshelf, so we sang it!

The Farmer in the Dell (A Singing Game)
Traditional Words and Music
Illustrated by Mary Maki Rae
This book features a description of the circle game which can be played when singing this song as well as printed music.

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Farmer in the Dell (Classic Books with Holes)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Pam Adams

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handy play party book
Handy Play Party Book
Music and Lyrcis by Various Artists
Edited by Cecilia Riddell
Also Attributed to Lynn Rohrbough

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The Handmade Alphabet
Sing to the Tune of “ABC Song
Written and Illustrated by Laura Rankin

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Hand Rhymes
Words and Music by Various Artists
Collected by Marc Brown
Illustrated By Marc Brown
This book is filled with fun hand rhyme activities, but many of them are also singable!

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head shoulders knees and toes and other zita newcome
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes (and Other Action Rhymes)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Zita Newcome

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head shoulders knees and toes ellwand
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes (a teddy bear sing-along book)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by David Ellwand

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head shoulders knees and toes kubler
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes (Child’s Play)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Annie Kubler

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head shoulders knees and toes weber
Head Shoulders Knees and Toes (let’s sing a song)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Jill Weber

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Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Sophie Fatus
(This book, published by Barefoot Books, comes packaged with a CD featuring Fred Penner’s vocals on one track and an instrumental sing-along on another track.)
Published by Barefoot Books 

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Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (Classic Books with Holes)

Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Annie Kubler
Published by Barefoot Books 

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Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush 
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Iza Trapani
Illustrated by Iza Trapani

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Humpty Who? (A Crash Course in 80 Nursery Rhymes for Clueless Moms and Dads)
Traditional Words and Tunes
Text by Jennifer Griffin
Illustrated by Beth Adams

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I’m a Little Teapot
Traditional Words and Music
Words Adapted by Iza Trapani
Illustrated by Iza Trapani

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I’m a Little Teapot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHDqMuFeQUw
Singable Picture Book Video from www.Speakaboos.com
Speakaboos YouTube Page:
http://www.youtube.com/user/speakaboos

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Itsy Bitsy Spider
Music Map Series: Multicultural Song 3
Published by Koomzaal
Traditional Words and Tune

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The Itsy-Bitsy Spider
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words Adapted by Iza Trapani
Illustrated by Iza Trapani

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The Itsy-Bitsy Spider
Traditional Words and Tune
Additional Words Adapted by Rosemary Wells
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells

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The Itsy-Bitsy Spider
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Lorianne Siomades

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Lisa Loeb’s Silly Sing-Along (The Disappointing Pancake and Other Zany Songs)
Words and Tunes by Lisa Loeb, Various Artists, and Traditional
Songs Performed by Lisa Loeb
Illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke

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Lisa Loeb Cover_ Movin and Shakin - Copy
Lisa Loeb’s Songs for Movin’ and Shakin’ (the Air Band Song and Other Toe-Tapping Tunes)
Words and Tunes by Lisa Loeb, Various Artists, and Traditional
Songs Performed by Lisa Loeb
Illustrated by Ryan O’Rourke
Published by  Sterling Publishing
ISBN: 9781402769160

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Little Boy Blue (Finger Plays Old and New)

Words and Music by Various Artists
Illustrated by Daphne Hogstrom

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little bunny foo foo real story doerrfeld
Little Bunny Foo Foo (the Real Story)
Traditional Words and Tune
Story and Song Adapted by Cori Doerrfeld
Illustrated by Cori Doerrfeld

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Little Bunny Foo Foo (Told and Sung by The Good Fairy)
Traditional Words and Tune
Story and Song Adapted by Paul Brett Johnson
Illustrated by Paul Brett Johnson

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London Bridge is Falling Down (the song and the game)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Ed Emberley

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London Bridge is Falling Down
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Peter Spier

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Miss Mary Mack (Sing-Along Stories)
Traditional Words and Tune
Adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
ISBN 978-0-316-07614-2

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Miss Mary Mack and Other Children’s Street Rhymes

Edited by Joanna Cole  and Stephanie Calmenson
Illustrated by Alan Tiegreen

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Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Play Rhyme)
Traditional Words and Tune
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
The back page of “Peanut Butter and Jelly” suggests movements to make this book even more fun with ACTION!

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sally go round the sun fowke
Sally Go round the Sun (300 Songs, Rhymes and Games of Canadian Children)
Words and Music by Various Artists
Songs and Rhymes Collected and Edited by Edith Fowke
Musical Arrangements by Keith MacMillan
Illustrated by Carlos Marchiori

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Skidamarink-a-dink-a-dink Skidamarink-a-doo
Traditional Words and Tune Unattributed
Original Words by Felix F. Feist
Original Music by Al Piantadosi
Words and Music Adapted by John Archambault and David Plummer
Illustrated by Sheree Boyd

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Words and Music by Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
Watch and listen to Michael Rosen sing the song in his book:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytc0U2WAz4s

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We’re Going on a Book Hunt
Tune Based on “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Words Adapted by Pat Miller
Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott

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When I First Came to This Land

Words and Music by Oscar Brand
Illustrated by Doris Burn
LOC Catalog Card Number: 74-77596
This book contains notes about the author and illustrator and printed sheet music.

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When I First Came to This Land

Words and Music by Oscar Brand
Words Adapted by Harriet Ziefert
Illustrated by Simms Taback

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Activity Song Titles (which may have Singable Picture Books)

  • Bear Went Over the Mountain
  • Grey Squirrel
  • Here We Go Looby Loo
  • Knock at the Door
  • Looby Loo
  • Pat-a-Cake
  • Round and Round the Garden
  • Wheels on the Bus
  • Where is Thumpkin

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Related Posts

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Get Movin’!  MOVEMENTS, FINGER PLAYS AND DANCES in Singable Picture Books
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/get-movin-movements-finger-plays-and-dances-in-singable-picture-books/

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