A very important part of learning to read piano music is learning to identify "finger numbers." In addition, it greatly helps to know left hand from right hand. This simple game addresses both. To play, simply draw two large hands on a piece of cardboard. Be sure to draw them with the thumbs pointing towards the middle. To play the game, the student gently tosses the beanbag, and wherever it lands, the student has to identify the hand and finger number.
For additional practice with finger numbers, try this song with gestures as well:
Where is Finger One?
(To the Tune of "Are You Sleeping?")
Where is finger one? (Hold up left hand thumb)
Where is finger one? (Hold up right hand thumb)
"Here I am!" (Wiggle left thumb)
"Here I am!" (Wiggle right thumb)
"How are you today sir?" (Wiggle left thumb)
"Very well I thank you!" (Wiggle right thumb)
Run away! (Put left hand behind back)
Run away! (Put right hand behind back)
*Repeat for each finger number
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