Here's a German nursery rhyme with actions that go with it. You can find instructions for the movements further down the page.

Game Instructions

(1) The adult "walks" her fingers up the baby's arm to his neck.
(2) Knock on the baby's cheek
(3) Gently pull the baby's earlobe as if ringing a bell.
(4) Gently pinch the nose and move it side to side.


Here's another version of this rhyme:

Kommt ein Mann die Treppe rauf
"Guten Tag Herr Nasemann!"

English Translation:

A man comes up the stairs.
Knock knock knock!
"Good day, Mr. Nose Man!"

(Switch lines 2 and 3 in the game instructions for this version.)



Many thanks to Christina Weising for contributing this finger play, for the game instructions and the recording!

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