Flannel Friday! 5 Pigs So Squeaky Clean (thanks, Mel!)

1 Apr

For this edition of Flannel Friday, we feature a flannelboard rhyme again shared with me by the lovely Melissa, when I begged for pig-related rhymes on twitter (yay for crowdsourcing storytime! Librarians are so good at sharing).  I think she did tell me that this rhyme did not originate with her, though. Happen to remember where you got it, Mel? At any rate, it’s awesome.

Clean Pigs!

We start with 5 pigs, clean-side-up (I made mine reversible), above a big mud puddle.   The rhyme is sung to the tune of “5 green and speckled frogs”:

5 pigs so squeaky clean,

cleanest pigs you’ve ever seen,

Wanted to go outside and play [shout: IN THE MUD!]

1 jumped into the mud,

landed with a great big THUD! [clap or slap leg]

now there are 4 pigs squeaky clean [oink oink]

3 pigs so squeaky clean…etc.

 

Dirty piggies!

As a pig jumps into the mud, I try to very quickly turn it over to the “dirty” side. Some of the kids don’t catch my trick, and are amazed at the “magic”. Some of the kids aren’t, and will inform the others how it happened. Feeling smart is awesome.

The kids added the “IN THE MUD!” shout – a couple classes just did it spontaneously as I started the rhyme. I liked it so much that I started encouraging it.

The clipart I used for the piggies is here (I printed the pig on paper, cut him out, stuck him on felt, and cut around).  Enjoy some good clean fun with these piggies!

Get more Flannel Friday goodness from Mel, Nikarella, Miss Mollie,  Katie, Reading Chick, and Anne!

17 Responses to “Flannel Friday! 5 Pigs So Squeaky Clean (thanks, Mel!)”

  1. missmaryliberry April 12, 2011 at 8:35 pm #

    Actually, I stuck the paper pig on with tape just to trace the shape. I cut the pig out of felt, and used the paper pig as a guide to add facial features with fabric paint. Hope that helps!

  2. Elizabeth Rhymer April 12, 2011 at 5:18 am #

    If you printed the pig on paper and glued it to felt, I don’t get how you are able to flip it over to the “dirty” side and make it stick (because the other side would be paper and wouldn’t stick). LOVE the idea and want to use it right away! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. missmaryliberry April 3, 2011 at 11:54 pm #

    Sure! Librarians love to share, don’t we?

  4. Sarah V. April 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    Nice work! Would you mind if I link to your blog from my flannelboard wiki? I’d like to add more links to good stuff like these Flannel Friday entries!

  5. Erin April 2, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing. I can’t wait to try this out.

  6. Katie April 1, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    I absolutely cannot wait to get back to work and make this one! Pigs are definitely my favorite barnyard animal.

  7. sharon April 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    CUTE! Piggie story time is very favorite go-to story time. I like this very much and will be using it soon! Thanks.

  8. MelissaZD April 1, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    I found the Clean and Squeaky Pigs rhyme in the file folders at my current branch. No clue who made it up! If you Google it you’ll find some versions too.

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