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Flannel Friday! If You Should Meet an Elephant

28 Oct

It all started when I found this song while hunting for flannelboard resources. I knew RIGHT AWAY I wanted to make it into a flannelboard!:

If you should meet an elephant on a summer’s day

What would you do? What would you say?

I’d say “Good Morning Elephant, how do you do?”

I’m glad to meet you elephant, I’d like to dance with you.”

The song continues with different animals for each of the 4 seasons. So I created this (not the same animals as on the original song, but I don’t think the kind of animal is that important):

The patterns of the animals came from OpenClipArt.  I then created these backgrounds for the seasons (which I freehanded and am EXTREMELY proud of) with some iconic images to help the kids figure out which season it is if they can’t yet read the words:

Put them together, and you have this!:

DTLK has also included SHEET MUSIC, which means I can probably learn this for the ukulele. Also there are activities and craft suggestions! This flannel would be great for an animals or seasons storytime, obviously. Or a music storytime?

Visit Tracey’s blog later today for the full Flannel Friday compilation, and click on the FF icon to the right to go to our Pinterest page, where you can see a visual organization of all the flannels from this week and past weeks! Follow the hashtag #flannelfriday on twitter so catch all the flannelly goodness (although twitter can be occasionally wonky, so be sure to check the compilation to make sure you’ve seen them all).

Flannel Friday: The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything

21 Oct

Halloween flannels FTW! I just remembered late last week that I had this or I would have posted it sooner. I’m pretty sure you all know the story, but here’s a quick recap:

Little old lady goes walking in the woods looking for nuts. It’s getting dark as she’s heading home, and behind her, she hears a sound: two boots, going “CLOMP CLOMP”. One by one, other disembodied items of clothing begin to follow her:

A pair of pants goes “WIGGLE WIGGLE”

A shirt goes “SHAKE SHAKE”

A pair of gloves goes “CLAP CLAP”

And a scary pumpkin head goes “BOO! BOO!”

(Here are all the things that are following her. I had a piece of felt with tiny sparkles in it that simulates night):

She runs home, but the clothing and pumpkinhead follow her. She tells them she’s not afraid, so they ask, “what’s to become of us!” She whispers her idea to them.

(I turn the flannelboard around – I use a portable one – and set up this scene before having them guess the solution. Then…)

The next morning, she finds, in her garden, a lovely, big, scarecrow. Perfect!

Here’s a picture of what the scarecrow’s hanging on:

I freehanded all of these pieces, and I’m not the greatest artist, but if you’d really like to use my designs here they are. I also found some activities to go with the book from Making Learning Fun and a reader’s theater version.

Visit Mollie later today for the full Flannel Friday roundup! And click on the icon to the right to visit our Pinterest page! Thanks!

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