"My Icelandic mother would do a finger rhyme with us. It sounded like..." -Richard


*You can find this as "tommeltot" in an Icelandic dictionary, meaning "Tom Thumb". "Þumalfingur" means "thumb".
**Richard wrote, "She said it meant little Peter the sailor man, but now I think it may have meant student or fiddler."


"When she got to the little finger, she would walk her fingers up the arm and tickle us under the arm. Great memories." -Richard

If anyone would like to share any other finger naming rhymes from Iceland, please email me. Thanks! Mama Lisa

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Richard for sharing this rhyme with us!