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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!

Flannel Friday! Make-a-Pig

11 Nov

This week I’m reading silly stories (my favorite!) with the preschoolers, and I’ve been looking forward to using Sharon’s Make-A-Pig Flannel for this theme since she posted it back in may! It’s a great way to get kids to use vocabulary, as we have to describe the color and shape of the various parts of a pig, as well as where on his body they go! If you take the kids very literally when you add pieces to the board, you’ll end up with some pretty funny results!

Several kids have asked to make another animal after we finish this one, so I think you could do this with other animals as well!

We start with the body:

Kinda looks like a pink potato, no?

The first thing we have to add is a head:

That's not right?

After figuring out where the head really goes, we add the eyes:

They just told me to add eyes; they didn't say where...

Oh! Eyes go on the head.

As Sharon said, very Picasso-esque. Pigcasso?

Once we figure out that the eyes are horizontal, we move on to the nose:

Excellent! What?

That’s not right? That’s a trunk? Oh, okay. How about this?

Okay, so a pig doesn’t have a beak. He has a pink, round, snout. Let’s find some ears:

Whoops! Those aren’t right!

Cute, but no.

So. Pig’s ears are pink triangles. Let’s find some legs:

Are pigs' feet supposed to be webbed?

No. Pink feet.

Perfect! Now we need a tail. A pigtail!

A ponytail?

Let’s try another tail, on the bottom this time:

Cute and fluffy, but no.

Once we figure out that a pig’s tail is pink, curly, and goes on his bottom, we’ve made a pig!

Personally, though, I think a pig needs something extra: a wig!

With Hello Piggy bow!

Get it? Pig, wig! It rhymes! No? Okay fine. But look! We made a PIG:

Check in with Sharon (the originator of this flannel) later today for the full Flannel Friday roundup! And click the link to the right if you’d like to see all the posts organized in a visual manner on pinterest. Enjoy!

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