While criss-cross applesauce might seem magical in September, by December it has usually lost its charm! This collection provides a new Hands-in-Your-Lap rhyme for each month of the year offering a consistent, but novel routine for gaining children’s attention.
The first two lines of each rhyme invite children to move their hands in fun and engaging ways such as flickering like a candle, kneading dough, or flying like a bird. In the third line, the word “lap,” introduced in the September rhyme, is playfully switched out to match a seasonal theme and children can imagine their lap as a mixing bowl, mailbox, flower pot, nest and more. The last line, Ready, set, go! is repeated throughout and signals to children that teaching and learning is about to begin!
Other Month-by-Month collections are also available: