A quick-and-easy flannel Friday for y’all today, because that’s all I had time for. I made cookies for this same rhyme a while ago, but decided I don’t like them anymore. These took me about 15 minutes yesterday – just 5 circles of tan felt, with puffy paint “icing” (I like the way it looks more like icing than felt, but you can certainly do that too).
And here’s the rhyme:
5 little cookies, with frosting galore,
Mother ate the white one, and then there were 4.
4 little cookies, 2 and 2 you see,
Father ate the green one, and then there were 3.
3 little cookies, but before I knew,
Sister ate the yellow one, and then there were 2.
2 little cookies, oh what fun!
Brother ate the brown one, and then there was 1.
1 little cookie. Watch me run!
I ate the red one, and then there were NONE!
So – we have colors, we have counting, and we have cookies. 3 of my favorite things. I’ll be breaking out the cookie-related stories this month, as well as using one of my favorite chants, “Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar!” for a good sweet-tooth storytime.
The roundup today will be hosted by Linda at Notes from the Story Room. It’s a holiday EXTRAVAGANZA so get all your winter holiday flannels planned in one fell swoop!
Now there’s a phrase we don’t use often enough: ONE FELL SWOOP.