Flannel Friday! If You Should Meet an Elephant

28 Oct

It all started when I found this song while hunting for flannelboard resources. I knew RIGHT AWAY I wanted to make it into a flannelboard!:

If you should meet an elephant on a summer’s day

What would you do? What would you say?

I’d say “Good Morning Elephant, how do you do?”

I’m glad to meet you elephant, I’d like to dance with you.”

The song continues with different animals for each of the 4 seasons. So I created this (not the same animals as on the original song, but I don’t think the kind of animal is that important):

The patterns of the animals came from OpenClipArt.  I then created these backgrounds for the seasons (which I freehanded and am EXTREMELY proud of) with some iconic images to help the kids figure out which season it is if they can’t yet read the words:

Put them together, and you have this!:

DTLK has also included SHEET MUSIC, which means I can probably learn this for the ukulele. Also there are activities and craft suggestions! This flannel would be great for an animals or seasons storytime, obviously. Or a music storytime?

Visit Tracey’s blog later today for the full Flannel Friday compilation, and click on the FF icon to the right to go to our Pinterest page, where you can see a visual organization of all the flannels from this week and past weeks! Follow the hashtag #flannelfriday on twitter so catch all the flannelly goodness (although twitter can be occasionally wonky, so be sure to check the compilation to make sure you’ve seen them all).

8 Responses to “Flannel Friday! If You Should Meet an Elephant”

  1. Katie (Story Time Secrets) October 30, 2011 at 8:52 pm #

    Love it! I’m not sure I’d be able to make my own seasonal backgrounds like that, but I’m already pondering ways of adapting that song.

    Also, I think it’s awesome that you play the ukulele! I have been wanting to learn, but I’m hesitant.

  2. Library Quine October 29, 2011 at 3:14 am #

    As Cate says on the Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/flannelfridayfun/), you are the Puffy Paint Master! Please consider a masterclass – I’d be the first to sign up!

  3. clevinso October 28, 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    I’m using those images for a story too! they’re pretty irresistible. I love what you did with them. I love these little tiles. Is this puffy paint? I was thinking about puffy paint the other day… do you use it a lot? Do you recommend it? do you have any tips? techniques/brand/store?

  4. Katie October 28, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    I love your scenes — and am so impressed that you did those freehand!

  5. Anne (@sotomorrow) October 28, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    A-FREAKIN’-MAZING.

  6. mvillhauer October 28, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    This is so cute, thanks for sharing 🙂

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  1. 1234 More Storytimes - October 28, 2011

    […] The Library Lady (Story Time with the Library Lady)  shares her version of the very timely Big Pumpkin. Liz (putting smiles on faces) goes wonderfully batty with There Was an Old Lady Who Swallows A Bat. This is Liz’s first Flannel Friday–welcome, Liz! Sharon (Rain Makes Applesauce) helps Piggy Wiggy get dressed.Katie (storytime katie)  shares the out-of-this-world Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer. Cate (storytiming) does one of my all time favorite stories, Monkey Face.Mollie (What Happens in Storytime…) found some super cute finger puppets. Katie (Story Time Secrets) gives us a whole Irish storytime. Mary (Miss Mary Liberry) shares the adorable If You Should Meet an Elephant. […]

  2. Flannel Friday roundup « 1234 More Storytimes - October 28, 2011

    […] The Library Lady (Story Time with the Library Lady)  shares her version of the very timely Big Pumpkin. Liz (putting smiles on faces) goes wonderfully batty with There Was an Old Lady Who Swallows A Bat. This is Liz’s first Flannel Friday–welcome, Liz! Sharon (Rain Makes Applesauce) helps Piggy Wiggy get dressed.Katie (storytime katie)  shares the out-of-this-world Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer. Cate (storytiming) does one of my all time favorite stories, Monkey Face.Mollie (What Happens in Storytime…) found some super cute finger puppets. Katie (Story Time Secrets) gives us a whole Irish storytime. Mary (Miss Mary Liberry) shares the adorable If You Should Meet an Elephant. […]

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