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Hands and Feet Activities, Crafts, Rhymes, and Books

Hands and Feet Activities and Crafts for preschool and kindergarten

Hands and Feet Preschool and Kindergarten Activities, Lessons, and Crafts. Welcome to the theme on hands and feet! Find songs, rhymes, literacy ideas, math activities, movement activities, recipes, and literature that celebrate the many ways hands and feet help move us through our days. Children can clap, snap, stomp, and jump their way to new knowledge as they learn about the concept of "pairs," count by 2's, label hand and foot parts, make their own books, read, write, sort, match, and of course, do the hokey-pokey and turn themselves about!

Samples of our hands and feet preschool and kindergarten actvities, crafts, printables, and games available inside our KidsSoup Resource Library

Themes and Projects

 
Sense of Touch Lesson

Crafts

 
Hand and Finger Painting
 
Fuzzy Mittens
 
Giant Feet

Activities and Lessons

 
Feet Movement Circle Game Gross Motor Skills
 
Hand Rhymes and Finger Plays
 
Feet and Hand Sensory

Math

 
Hearts and Hands Felt Patterns
 
Counting by 2 with Feet Rhyme
 
Step into my Family's Shoes

Science and Exploration

 
Sense of Touch Lesson
 
Our Hands and Fingers Science

Games

 
All Kinds of Shoes Bingo
 
How Many Socks? Numbers
 
1-12 Hanging Socks Game

Movement

 
Feet Movement Circle Game Gross Motor Skills
 
Letter Feet Hop
 
Counting by 2 with Feet Rhyme

Booklets and Other

 
Lily Knits Socks Pg 1-12
 
Twiggi Hands, Twiggi Feet Emergent Reader
 
Hands and Feet Word Wall

Worksheets

 
Letter M, Help Find the Mittens
 
7 Poster Socks
 
Socks What Number Comes Next? (2)

In The Classroom

 
My Groovy Shoes Craft and Book
Free Hands and Feet Crafts, Activities, Rhymes, Printables, and Hands and Feet Books

Children recognize their fingers, toes, hands and feet at a very young age. Explore hands and feet with our movement, tactile experiences, and ideas.

Apple with Worm Handprint Craft

apple handprint

What you need: 
Red, brown or green paint
Paintbrushes
Paper plates
Green craft paper
White craft paper
Small wiggly eyes
Black marker

What you do:
Add each paint color to a paper plate. Provide paintbrushes.
Step 1: Let children paint their thumb brown or green.
Step 2: Let children paint their palm with red.
Step 3: Press the hand on the white craft paper
Step 4: If the brown worm (thumb) didn't press down thick enough, let children make brown thumbprints on top of it.
Step 5: With a black marker, draw a stem to the top of the apple.
Step 6: Cut a leaf shape out of green craft paper and glue to the the stem.
Step 7: Add wiggly eyes to the worm.

Hand and Feet Fine and Gross Motor Skills

Our creative and fun hand and feet rhymes and games provide children with opportunities to develop their fine and gross motor skills.

Find a Foot or a Hand
Original Author Unknown
 

Trace hands and feet on craft paper and cut out. Tape to the foor and recite the rhyme and make the movements together:Variation: Trace feet or hands with chalk on the playground outside.

Find a foot and hop, hop, hop.
When you're tired, stop, stop, stop.
Turn around and count to ten.
Find a foot and hop again.

Find a foot and hop, hop, hop.
When you're tired, stop, stop, stop.
Jump on both feet and count to ten.
Find a foot and hop again.

Find a foot and hop, hop, hop.
When you're tired, stop, stop, stop.
Run in place and count to ten.
Find a foot and hop again.

Find a foot and hop, hop, hop.
When you're tired, stop, stop, stop.
Touch your toes and count to ten.
Find a foot and hop again.

Hands and Feet Theme

 

My Two Hands My Two Feet 
Original Author Unknown
(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)

Start with everyone in a standing position

My two hands go clap, clap, clap (clap) 
My two feet go stamp, stamp, stamp (stamp) 
My two hands go thump, thump, thump (tap head or legs with hands) 
My two feet go jump, jump, jump (jump) 
My body can turn around and around (turn around) 
And now my body can sit quietly down. (sit down)

Good Hand Washing

Good hand washing poster

Literacy: Read book Wash Your Hands!  by Tony Ross

Talk about the book and have children examine their hands. Look for palm lines and fingerprints. Talk about all the things we can do with our hands--playing with toys, holding objects like pencils and drinking glasses, playing in the sand, and shaking hands. Say: "Let's think about all the things that you touched today." Explain "Our hands and body pick up a lot of germs that hide in the things that we touch. We can't see germs, but germs can make us sick. When you have germs on your hands, you can pass them to other people without even knowing it and make them sick. The germs can make you sick by getting into your body each time you touch your food or put your hands in your mouth."

Sensory Table:
Provide a magnifying glass, rulers, and tape measure to investigate hands.

Before Snack Rhymes
Before going to snack recite the following rhyme: 

Wash, wash, wash your hands,
wash your hands real good
wash your hands, wash your hands
before you eat your food.

Make a copy of the hand washing steps. Laminate or cover with contact paper. Cut into sections. Have children put in the correct order of steps, using sequencing skills.

Hands and Feet Books
The Foot Book  Here Are My Hands Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb
Dancing Feet! Paws, Claws, Hands, and Feet Rain Feet Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

 

 

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