Thumbkin

[to the tune of Frere Jacques}

Words & Music:

Traditional

This is a great game for little kids and a wonderful teaching game for the hand & fingers.

 

D

Where is thumbkin?  Where is thumbkin?

D

Here I am!  Here I am!

D             G    D                  G     D

How are you today, sir?  Very well, I thank you! (or:  I say sir!)

D

Run and hide.  Run and hide.

 

Where is pointer?  Where is pointer?

Here I am!  Here I am!

How are you today, sir?  Very well, I thank you!  (or:  I say sir!)

Run and hide.  Run and hide.

 

Where is tallman?  Where is tallman?

Here I am!  Here I am!

How are you today, sir?  Very well, I thank you! (or:  I say sir!)

Run and hide.  Run and hide.

 

Where is ringman?  Where is ringman?

Here I am!  Here I am!

How are you today, sir?  Very well, I thank you! (or:  I say sir!)

Run and hide.  Run and hide.

 

Where is pinky?  Where is pinky?

Here I am!  Here I am!

How are you today, sir?  Very well, I thank you! (or:  I say sir!)

Run and hide.  Run and hide.

 

GAME:

Start with both hands behind your back.

“Here I am” = hold up first the left named finger, then the right named finger.

“How are you…?” = waggle the left named finger.

“Very well…” = waggle the right named finger.

“Run and hide” = hide first your left hand behind your back, then your right hand.





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