Flannel Friday: Yellow Butter, Purple Jelly, Red Jam, and Brown Bread

18 May

I was introduced to this tongue-twister by my friend Carol Edwards. You start with an outstretched palm (the bread), and use the other hand as a pretend knife to spread the butter, jam, and jelly. Then, we say this (as I put each piece on the board):

Yellow butter

purple jelly

red jam

brown bread.

Spread it thick, say it quick!

I use it as another opportunity to put words on my flannelboards:

We  say it again a little faster, ending wtih: “spread it thicker, say it quicker!”

And again, ending with: “now repeat it, while you eat it!” (pretend to eat your sandwich)

And finally, slowly, like you have a mouthful of food:

Nyallough budddder

peurpell yelllieeee

hred jammmm

brohwwwn bread.

Yum! (rub your tummy!)

Here’s a template of my bread, butter and jar shapes if you’d like to use them: Bread/Butter/JellyJar

Flannel Friday today will be hosted by Linda at Notes from the Story Room. Be sure to check out everybody’s posts there! And also click on the icon to the right to see all past boards on our Pinterest page!

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Happy flanneling!


4 Responses to “Flannel Friday: Yellow Butter, Purple Jelly, Red Jam, and Brown Bread”

  1. Andrea May 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    What fun! And the flannels make it easier to remember the words (although mixing them up is half the fun of tongue twisters).

  2. K @ Storytime Fun May 18, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    I always love how you add the words to encourage the connection between written words and what is being said. So important but often neglected!

    Very cute rhyme! Reminds me of the song Peanut Butter and Jelly. :o)

  3. Sharon H May 18, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    This is very fun. Tongue twisters are great! You could finish the rhyme with “Yum yum” and add “all done”. love this!


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