Back to Themes:

Books:

Pickin Peasby Margaret Read MacDonald: USA
Mabela the Clever by Margaret Read MacDonald: Africa
Over in the Meadow various authors
Head, Body, Legs by Won-ldy Paye: Africa
The Three Bears by Byron Barton
Up and Down the Andes by Laurie Krebs: Peru
Let’s Play in the Forest by Claudia Rueda : Latin America
Three Little Kittens various authors
Africa Callingby Daniel Adlerman: Africa
Catch That Goat! By Polly Alakija: Africa
Kente Colors by Debbi Chocolate: Africa
Nanta’s Lion by Suse MacDonald: Africa
On a Road in Africa by Kim Doner: Africa
The Barking Mouse by Antonio Sacre: Latin America
Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne: Africa
Conejito by Margaret Read MacDonald Panama
Hush by Minfong Ho Thailand
Songs & Fingerplays:
Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes

Somali
Madah, Garbo, Gilbo, Suul , Gilbo, Suul (x2)
Endo, Dhego, AfEeyoSan
Madah, Garbo, Gilbo, Suul,, Gilbo, Suul

Spanish:
Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y pies
Rodillas y pies
Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y pies
Rodillas y pies
Ojos, orejas y boca y nariz
Cabeza, hombros, rodillas y pies
Rodillas y pies

Vietnamese:
đầu vai đầu gối và ngón chân
đầu gối và ngón chân
đầu vai đầu gối và ngón chân
đầu gối và ngón chân
mắt, tai, miệng, mũi
đầu vai đầu gối và ngón chân
đầu gối và ngón chân

She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain
A Hunting We Will Go
Down by the Bay

Crafts:
  • Wolf Mask (Let’s play..)
  • Kitten Finger Puppets (3 Kittens)
  • Pail w/ peas: Color pail and peas, cut slit in pail and glue onto paper. Put peas in pail -- counting. How many peas? (Pickin Peas)
  • Fruit hat: Strip of paper, cut out different fruits represented in "Handa's Surprise" to glue on it.

Notes:
This is one of those "themes" that has a lot of options. Generally folk tales, folk songs and any traditional type songs will work.