Thursday, August 9, 2012

Finger Play Fun Day : 10 Little Turtles

Finger Play Fun Day:  10 Little Turtles photo

Finger Play Fun Day:  10 Little Turtles

    Welcome to Finger Play Fun Day!

Today we are singing 10 Little Turtles.

This finger play is a great counting song that teaches counting forward 1 to 10 and backward from 10 to 1.

It also works on fine motor skills as the children hold up their fingers as they count up and back.  It seems like this should be easy to adults but it really takes a lot of coordination and finger dexterity!

Trouble viewing the video?  Click here.

10 Little Turtles
Author:  This is my version of 10 Little Indians

1 little,
2 little,
3 little turtles.
4 little,
5 little,
6 little turtles.
7 little,
8 little,
9 little turtles.
10 little turtles in the pond.

Then they swim away!

10 little,
9 little,
8 little turtles.
7 little,
6 little,
5 little turtles.
4 little,
3 little,
2 little turtles.
1 little turtle in the pond.

Today, Carolyn Wilhelm from Wise Owl Factory has written a post all about turtles.
This fun power point story has the children counting to 10 by ones and by twos!

Carolyn has also done a wonderful job reviewing a few children's turtle books.  I have put the books she has reviewed into Our Music Store under Children's Books.  And of course, you can always check them out from your local library!

Franklin's Music Lessons (Kids Can Read)

Frogs, Toads & Turtles: Take Along Guide (Take Along Guides) 

Sea Turtles (Live Oak Readalong)

Old, Older, Oldest: Animals That Live Long Lives (Animal Extremes)

These PDF coloring pages talk about how long some animals live and is a great companion to Old, Older, Oldest.

Have fun and sing often!

Cover picutre created using art by Trina Clark at


  1. Love the turtle picture with the little turtles and numbers on the grass! That was very clever. Nice post and video, too, this will help people teaching counting to young children. Fun! Educational! Thanks, Carolyn

  2. Oh i just love this post! I will def use some of these activities. Thanks for sharing! I agree with Carolyn, the video is great. :-) Melissa

    1. Thanks for reading and watching, Melissa! I'm glad you like it.

  3. I love the way you are collaborating together! Great work ladies.

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