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Fun things to Do With the
Letter Ff

Activities & Crafts
Songs, Finger Plays, Nursery Rhymes

Activities & Crafts:

Foot Prints
Put a large sheet of paper on the floor.  Let the kids step in paint and walk across the paper; then 
step into a tub of water to rinse their feet off!

Make a fan
Fold a piece of paper back and forth, accordian style.  Tape or staple the bottom together. 
Decorate the paper with felt markers, crayons, stickers, stamps before folding!

Pretend to be Frogs 
Show the the kids how to leap like a frog!  Let them practice, short leaps, long leaps, slow leap, fast leaps.  Play music and lay out a pond or swamp with mats as lily pads, so the frogs can land 
on them to rest. 

Feed The Frog Math Game
Spray paint a large tin can green (a large coffee can works nicely).  Add googly eyes -  glue two wiggle eyes inside two green milk lids (plastic lids from gallon of milk). Draw on a mouth. The game: Roll a large die and let the kids toss the number of bugs (plastic ones!) into the can. 

Feet Butterflies
Have each child stand on a piece of paper with feet slightly apart. Trace around each foot to make "butterfly wings". Draw a butterfly body between each pair of feet (wings) and add antennae. Decorate with crayons, markers, paint, and sprinkle with glitter. 

Sorting Fish 
Buy several different kinds and colors of small plastic fish. Place them all in a basket. The children take turns sorting them by size, color and by shape. 

Fabric Collage
Cut shapes of various sizes from different textured fabrics. Give the children pieces of construction paper. Let them glue the fabric shapes all over the papers. Then have them rub their hands all over the collages and describe the different textures they feel. 

Feather Painting
Set out feathers or feather dusters and shallow containers of paint. Give each child a large construction paper bird shape. Let the children use the feathers as brushes to paint their birds. 

Make a large Fire Truck  (for dramatic play area) 

You will need:  A large card board appliance box; 4 paper plates; Red, white, and black paint;  Some large paint brushes; 

Paint the box with the red paint.  Then paint the plates (wheels) with black paint. Cut a ladder out of card board and paint it white. When all the pieces are dry put them together using double sided tape or a strong glue. Add two small chairs to the front of the fire truck, for the firemen to drive!  Supply fireman hats, and plastic tubing for hoses so they can put out fires.

Festive Frames
Make frames by cutting them out of cardboard or by gluing  popsicle sticks together.  Then  decorate them with sequins, glitter, stickers, markers, buttons. Glue a magnet to the back of the frame. 

Songs, Finger Plays, Nursery Rhymes:
Friends Song
   (Tune of Farmer in the Dell)

I'm looking for a friend. 
I'm looking for a friend. 
Oh, will you be my friend today? 
I'm looking for a friend. 

Fish Are Swimming
   (Tune of Frere Jacques) 

Fish are swimming, fish are swimming, 
In the sea, in the sea, 
A-splishing and a-splashing, 
A-splishing and a-splashing, 
Look and see, look and see. 

Fish Alive 
1,  2,  3,  4,  5 
Once I caught a fish alive! 
6,  7,  8,  9,  10 
Then I let him go again. 
Why did you let him go? 
Because he bit my finger so! 
Which finger did he bite? 
This little finger on the right! 

Five little Firefighters 

Five little firefignters (show five fingers) 
Sleeping in a row. (rest cheeks on hands & close eyes) 
Ring goes the bell and down the pole they go. (Pretend to slide down pole) 
They jump on the engine (Jump Up) 
And put out the fire. (Pretend to squirt with a hose) 
Now they're back home- 
My, but they're tired. (Stretch and yawn.) 

Frog on a Log 
There once was a green little frog, frog, frog, 
Who sat in the woods on a log, log, log. 
A screech owl sitting in a tree, tree, tree, 
Came after the frog with a scree, scree, scree. 
When the frog heard the owl in a flash, flash, flash, 
He jumped in the pond with a splash, splash, splash! 

Five Little Speckled Frogs 
Five little speckled frogs, 
Sat on a speckled log, 
Eating the most delicious bugs. 
Yum! Yum! 
One jumped into the pool, 
Where it was nice and cool, 
Then there were four speckled frogs. 
Glub! glub! 

Continue singing until you get to no more speckled frogs. 

Five Little Frogs
   (Let the children decide what came along to chase the frogs away!)
Five little frogs
Were down at the pond 
Down at the pond at play 
Along came a hungry ________, 
And chased one frog away. 

Four little frogs 
Were down at the pond 
Down at the pond at play. 
Along came a wiggly ________, 
And chased one frog away. 

Three little frogs 
Were down at the pond 
Down at the pond at play 
Along came a giant ________, 
And chased one frog away. 

Two little frogs 
Were down at the pond 
Down at the pond at play 
Along came a purple ________, 
And chased one frog away. 

One little frog 
Was down at the pond 
Down at the pond at play 
Along came a flying ________, 
And chased one frog away. 

Then no little frogs 
Were down at the pond 
Down at the pont at play 
Where do you think the little frogs went 
When they all hopped away? 

Jump, Little Frog
   (sung to Are You Sleeping) 
Jump, little frog; jump, little frog 
To the pond, to the pond. 
Catch a fly for dinner, 
Catch a fly for dinner. 
Yum, yum, yum! Yum, yum, yum! 


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