Summer Reading Club
the amazing new adventures special edition2016

Finger and counting rhymes

SRC GirlPre-schoolers develop memory and recall skills as they sing and recite songs and poems. They also help children to learn the wonderful sounds of language.

Try these hero inspired counting rhymes, finger plays and action songs this summer with your baby or toddler.

Why not attend a rhyme time or baby bounce session at your local public library and share in the fun with others.



Finger Plays
Action Songs



Five Superheroes

5 superheroes ready to fly,
(hold up right hand, fingers outstretched)

Here comes the villain, Stop that guy!
(hold up left thumb, swoosh in and then hide away)

This superhero can save the day.
(hold up right thumb)

Off he flies – up, up, and away!
(swoosh thumb up and away)

4 superheroes ready to fly,
(hold up right hand, fingers outstretched, thumb tucked away)

Here comes the villain; Stop that guy!
(hold up left thumb, swoosh in and then hide away)

This superhero can save the day.
(hold up right index/pointer finger)

Off he flies – up, up, and away!
(swoosh finger up and away)

Count down from 3, 2, 1, 0
(repeat, using each finger as different superhero)


One, Two, Tie My Shoe

1,2 Put on my shoe,
3,4 Open the door,
5,6 Practice my kicks,
7,8 Put on my cape,
9, 10 We’re heroes again.
Let’s get up and count again!


Zero the Hero

Zero the hero came to school.
Zero the hero knows a rule:
Zero the hero stays in a space,
So all the other numbers get in the right place!


Finger Plays


Put your hands way up high, (raise arms up in air)
Like Superman flying across the sky, (assume flying position)
Fly to the left, now fly to the right, (lean to your right, then left)
Now show me your muscles with all your might, (make arm muscles)
Now Superman’s putting his suit away, (bring arms down slowly)
So he can go flying another day. (rest hands in lap)


Two Little Superheroes

Two little superheroes, (hold up 2 fingers)
Brave and true.

One wears yellow,
And the other wears blue.

Fly away yellow zip! (one hand behind back)
Fly away blue, zap! (other hand behind back)

Come back yellow. whoosh! (bring first hand out)
Come back blue. zoom! (bring other hand out)


Five Superheroes

Five super heroes standing by a door,
One became a traffic officer, and then there were four.

Four super heroes watching over me.
One took home a lost boy, and then there were three.

Three super heroes dressed all in blue,
One stopped a speeding car, and then there were two.

Two super heroes-how fast they run!
One caught chased a villain, and then there was one.

One super hero saw smoke faraway.
He called the firehouse, and he saved the day.


Shadowy Surprises

One, two, three, (Hold up 3 fingers)
Who can it be? (Shrug shoulders)
There’s a super hero following me! (Turn around & around)
Four, five, six (Hold up 3 more fingers)
He can play tricks! (Wave hands around in air)
He runs, and jumps and even kicks! (Run, jump, & kick)


Action Songs

I’m a Superhero (Tune: I’m a Little Teapot)

I’m a superhero with my star
I help people near and far
If you have a problem, call on me
I will be there 1, 2, 3

I’m a Superhero Big and strong
My clothes are tight and my cape is long
When someone needs help they call my name
And I fly there faster than a jet airplane!


Superhero, Superhero Turn Around (Tune: Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around)

Superhero, superhero turn around
Superhero, superhero touch the ground
Superhero, superhero put on your suit
Superhero, Superhero put on your boots.

Superhero, superhero turn around
Superhero, superhero touch the ground
Superhero, superhero jump up high
Superhero, superhero fly, fly, fly.


Superheros (Tune: The Wheels on the Bus)

The Superheroes arms flex and lift,
Flex and lift, flex and lift, the superheroes arms flex and lift, all around the town.

Other verses:
Eyes go zap, zap, zap.
Legs run very fast.
Legs jump super high.
Flies zoom zoom zoom.
The person in trouble yells help help help!
The superhero goes to save the day.


Superman Can Fly (Tune: London Bridge)

Superman can fly through the air, (Raise arms)
fly through the air,
fly through the air,
Superman can fly through the air,
He’s a superhero!

Spiderman can climb up walls (Climbing motion)
climb up walls,
climb up walls,
Spiderman can climb up walls,
He’s a superhero!

Wonderwoman can disappear, (Jazz hands)
can disappear,
can disappear,
Wonderwoman can disappear,
She’s a superhero!


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