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The EFL Playhouse: A Resource for ESL/EFL Teachers of Young Learners

There Was a Little Turtle

There was a little turtle, (Make small circle with hands.)
He lived in a box, (Make a box with both hands.)
He swam in a puddle, (Wriggle hands.)
And climbed on the rocks. (Climb fingers of one hand up over the other.)

He snapped at a mosquito. (Clap hands)
He snapped at a flea. (Clap hands.)
He snapped at a minnow. (Clap hands.)
He snapped at me. (Point at self.)

He caught the mosquito. (Hold hand up, palm forward; quickly bend fingers shut.)
He caught the flea. (Repeat.)
He caught the minnow. (Repeat.)
But he didn't catch me. (Bend fingers only half-way shut.)

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