Flannel Friday: Bippity, Boppity, Boo, There’s a Teddy Bear On My Shoe!

16 Dec

A short post for y’all today, but a good one! I’ve been doing this with the kids this week and they’ve been enjoying it! I got this from Pubyac (someone sent out a compilation of teddy bear storytime ideas).

I give every child a picture of a bear. If you have enough teddies on hand to give them each a real one, great, but I do not. I made 24 of these – just clipart images of teddies, covered in contact paper (so they can be wiped off if necessary), and cut out:

We then recite this rhyme, moving the bear around to the body parts indicated:

Bippity, boppity, boo, there’s a teddy bear on my…shoe!

Bippity, boppity, bee, there’s a teddy bear on my…knee!

Bippity, boppity, belbow, there’s a teddy bear on my…elbow!

Bippity, boppity, bose, there’s a teddy bear on my…nose!

Etc…continued for as long as you can find rhymes!

This is very similar to “Willoughby Walloughby Woo,” in fact, I almost said elephant instead of teddy bear several times. I guess you COULD use almost any animal for this rhyme! I just happened to be doing a bear storytime right now.

That’s all for now, folks! Most flannel friday-ers will be taking the next two Fridays off since we’re all so busy around the holidays, and I’m no exception. See y’all again in the new year! And THANK YOU for your love and comments throughout the year! I appreciate you!

Visit Linda at Notes from the Story Room later today to see the full roundup. Click on the link to the right to visit our Pinterest page and see all the flannels nicely organized and pictured!

7 Responses to “Flannel Friday: Bippity, Boppity, Boo, There’s a Teddy Bear On My Shoe!”

  1. missmaryliberry December 30, 2011 at 9:38 am #

    Oh yay! Thanks for the rhyme, Tara! The kids (and the teachers) really liked it – several teachers asked me for the words. And I said “elephant” a few times too!

  2. Tara Chmielowski December 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    Haha this is my rhyme! I posted it on Pubyac a couple weeks ago. I started saying it this way because everytime I said “Willoughby Walloughby Woo” I would say “elephant” out of habbit even though I was trying to do the rhyme with different animals.

  3. Sarah December 16, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    Thanks! I am planning a bear storytime right now for toddlers. This will work great.


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