Busy Fingers

Adapted by Mary Bowman-Kruhm; based on the book Busy Fingers by C.W. Bowie 
(Charlesbridge); illustrated by Fred Willingham

A Readers Theatre written for a Narrator and 7 students. Readers’ parts are unnumbered so that fewer than 7 students can be assigned multiple roles.

Narrator: I know we can all do lots of things with our fingers. Show me you can raise your fingers…

(All raise fingers high.)

Reader #____: HIGH!

Narrator: Show me you can use your fingers to touch your…

Reader #____: toes.

(All touch toes.)

Narrator: Now use your fingers to say…

Reader #____: I love you.

(All sign “I love you.”)

Narrator: And use your fingers to wave goodbye, too.

All (waving): Goodbye, goodbye.

Narrator: Now count your fingers.

Reader #____: 1-2-3-4-5.

Narrator: And add the fingers on the other side.

Reader #____: 6-7-8-9-10

Narrator: Busy fingers all the day, as we…

Reader #____: Work.

Narrator: And as we…

Reader #____: Play.

Narrator: And then before someone tucks us in bed and turns out the light, our fingers blow a kiss…

(All blow kiss.)

All: Goodnight!