This is a children's finger game that starts with the thumb.

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*Tickle child.

Game Instructions

Take the child's hand, stir your finger in the palm as you say the first line–it means "cooking, cooking porridge". The second line, you gently push back the child's fingers, saying "the child is sitting back." Then point to the thumb, saying "that one got some", then the next one and so on till you get to the pinkie and then you say, "and for this one, nothing was left" and tickle wherever it will make the child laugh.


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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Zivile Silgalis for helping with this rhyme!