Flannel Friday: 5 Rubber Ducks

23 Mar

Quack! Here’s a flannel that can be used with a duck-themed storytime, or one about baths, water, getting clean, or toys. It would work great right after reading Eric Carle’s 10 Little Rubber Ducks. The text of the rhyme is from Storytime Magic, and while they say it works to the tune of “One Elephant Went Out To Play”, but I heard it in my head as the “5 Little Ducks” tune.:

5 rubber ducks came out to play,

Battling the waves in the tub today.

Along came the splash that sent one to shore,

And then he couldn’t play anymore.

4 rubber ducks…

3 rubber ducks…

2 rubber ducks…

1 rubber duck came out to play,

Battling the waves in the tub today.

Along came the splash that sent him to shore,

Now no rubber ducks can play anymore.

After each “splash” I’ll replace a duck with a water…blob? Splash? Mark? Drop? One of these:

I think at some point I may also make a big bathtub for them to sit in. Wouldn’t that be cute?

The Flannel Friday roundup will be hosted by Cate at Storytiming today. Check it out! You can see everybody’s flannels from past weeks (year!) by clicking on the felt link to the right, and see just mine by clicking the tab on the top of the page.

Happy flanneling!


5 Responses to “Flannel Friday: 5 Rubber Ducks”

  1. Sharon H (@ReadingChick) March 24, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Hee Hee! That makes me laugh. And I have the duckies … and they’re already in a tub. I like the splash idea Mary. Very cute!

  2. jane March 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Awe, this is adorable…I love the water splosh!

  3. K @ Storytime Fun March 23, 2012 at 1:26 pm #

    Cute ducks! Love your idea about putting a “splash!” up when you take the duck away.

    I’d probably end it with “No more ducks! But how many splashes do we have? 1-2-3-4-5!” Gives us one more chance to get some counting in! LOL! 😉

    Thanks for sharing!


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