(Happy 2nd Anniversary) Flannel Friday: Rhyming Pairs

15 Mar

First of all: HAPPY 2ND ANNIVERSARY, FLANNEL FRIDAY! Can you believe it’s been MORE THAN 2 years since Melissa at Mel’s Desk posted her first flannelboard and promised to make it a regular Friday event? And 2 years since our first round-up? Wow. What a great couple of years it’s been, and how many GREAT ideas have been shared and connections made.

This flannelboard is inspired by a couple I saw on pinterest as I was perusing the “rhymes” board looking for something new to use in my rhyming stories-themed storytime. I liked LQ’s Little Green Bug on a Rug (got me thinking about “bug on a rug” and other rhyming pairs) and Sharon’s “Clap Your Lap” with its big words showing ending sounds.  I thought it might be fun to make pictures of more of these pairs of words and have the kids figure out what they were – say the rhyming words – while adding the words to the pictures to add the print connection. Y’all know HOW MUCH I like putting words on my flannels.

As I started thinking about the pairs I wanted to use, I knew I didn’t have the time or inclination to make ALL of them out of felt. So, I went the google image route. I’m not going to share the pictures I found with you (COPYRIGHT!), but trust me, if you google image search each of the phrases below, you will find some EXCELLENT and FUNNY examples*. I added decorative frames around each picture (clipart I purchased from etsy here), put the words on, covered in contact paper, added a velcro dot to the back, and voilá! Rhyming pairs pictures.  I will show the pics to the kids and ask them to describe what they see. Then I will point out the words on the bottom: “Yes! It’s a cat in a hat!”

Not the Dr. Seuss version.

Not the Dr. Seuss version.

The phrases I used are:

Pup in a Cup

Bug on a Rug

Frog on a Log

Moose with a Goose

Mouse in a House

Pig in a Wig

Ted [Teddy Bear] in the Bed

Sunny Bunny [bunny in sunglasses]

Bee in a Tree

Snake on a Lake

Mouse in a House

Sheep Asleep

Owl in a Towel [the first pic that comes up in image search is my MOST FAVORITE PICTURE OF ALL TIME]

*I can share the Cat in the Hat picture because that’s my own kitty, gettin’ her snooze on, with a little hat I added in MS Word. Feel free to use it for your own rhyming pairs pictures:

There was NO WAY I was getting her to wear a REAL hat.

There was NO WAY I was getting her to wear a REAL hat.

Today’s anniversary round-up is hosted by our most excellent founder, Melissa! Check there later for all the flannelly goodness, and click on the icon to the right to visit our pinterest page. Also, if you want to see where in the world your fellow flannel friday friends (ooh, nice alliteration!) are, check out this cool map that Anne, Mollie and Amy created! Add yourself if you’re not there!

Happy flanneling!

2 Responses to “(Happy 2nd Anniversary) Flannel Friday: Rhyming Pairs”

  1. Gina June 24, 2013 at 2:23 pm #

    Brilliant!! And so cute! 🙂

  2. Kathryn Roach March 16, 2013 at 8:56 am #

    Sooo fun. My older preschoolers will get the hang of this in a hurry. The younger crowd will enjoy the funny pictures. Wow, my want-to-make pile is getting bigger and bigger!!

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