“Finger Band” Peter & Ellen Allard “Sing It! Say It! Stamp It! Sway It! Vol.1” CD
If you’re looking for a musical way to celebrate the upcoming holiday, “Finger Band” is a fun one. Even toddlers can perform the motions to this short song, but older preschoolers will also enjoy it. Most of them are familiar with going to parades on Memorial Day, and this song is a way to have a parade in your room with no one crashing into each other!
It’s actually a chant rather than a song, a rhythmic chant with a percussion accompaniment. First children hide their pointer fingers behind their back, then bring them out and march them, alternating left and right, with the first stanza: “The finger band is coming to town, coming to town, coming to town…”
Then the children show the band members wearing their hats, playing their drums, going away, and finally whispering “The finger band has gone away, gone away, gone away…” when the fingers are hidden behind their backs again.
This song isn’t available on iTunes, but the whole CD can be downloaded here. It’s excellent and I highly recommend it!