Clap for Santa Claus – A Fingerplay Rhyme for Christmas

Here’s a fingerplay about Santa Claus that children will love. It was written around 1892 by Emilie Poulsson (1853-1939)…

Clap for Santa Claus Midi Tune

Clap for Santa Claus

O, clap, clap the hands
And sing with glee!
For Christmas is coming
And merry are we!
(Clap hands on all lines in this verse)

Then swift o’er the snow
The tiny reindeer,
Are trotting and bringing
Dear Santa Claus near.
(Thumbs interlocked, make running motions with other fingers
to show reindeer running and pulling the sleigh, on all lines in this verse)

Our stockings we’ll hang,
(hang down four fingers to look like stocking)
And while we’re asleep
(Put head on hands like your sleeping)
Then down thro’ the chimney
Will Santa Claus creep.
(Last 2 lines, put one fist on top of the other and put the top thumb into the fist like Santa going into the chimney)

He’ll empty his pack,
Then up he will come
(Raise upper thumb from top fist like Santa’s coming out of the chimney)
And calling his reindeer
Will haste away home.
(Interlock thumbs and move 8 other fingers again like they’re flying up and away)

Then, clap, clap the hands
And sing out with glee!
For Christmas is coming
And merry are we!
(Clap hands on all lines in this verse)

Santa Claus

Merry Christmas!

Lisa

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