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Flannel Friday: Fall Song

16 Sep

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When Jbrary has a new favorite action song, I didn’t stop and pause, I just adapted it to fit what I needed most – a fall action/movement song for my storytime!  My kids have been HUGE fans of “Fruit Salad“, “Bubble Bubble Pop” and “Bananas Unite” and I can’t wait to share this new song with them too!

(I’m hoping that even though it’s a jack-o’-lantern and not a pumpkin it will still be okay holiday wise.  I don’t do a “Halloween themed” storytime, but I feel like even if you don’t participate, kids see jack-‘o-lanterns at houses in the neighborhood, at the store and around town.)

“A Yellow Squash”
Based on “A Douglas Fir

A yellow squash, a yellow squash (hold hands together above your head to create the neck of a gourd)

An orange jack-o’-lantern (draw a large circle using both your arms in front of your body to create a pumpkin shape) and a yellow squash

A yellow squash, a yellow squash

An orange jack-o’-lantern and a yellow squash

Red oak leaf (flutter hands down to the ground as if leaves are falling), red oak leaf,

An orange jack-o’-lantern and a yellow squash

Red oak leaf, red oak leaf,

An orange jack-o’-lantern and a yellow squash

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Flannel Friday: Autumn Leaves

2 Sep

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Autumn Leaves
(to the tune of: London Bridge)

Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down.
(arms up high like a tree then lower as song goes on )

Autumn leaves are falling down,
(lower your voice)

Down to the ground,
(squat down and continue with this finger play)

1 little leaf, 2 little leaves, 3 little leaves today.
4 little leaves, 5 little leaves, Whoo! Blow them all away!

Flannel Friday: Balloons

24 Jun

1242395This is a quick and easy flannel I’m putting together for my Balloon themed storytime in a few weeks.  In the story Balloons, Balloons, Balloons by Dee Lillegard, the stanza, “balloons, balloons, balloons” is repeated throughout the book, so I’m hoping that by pointing to our flannelboard balloons the kids will be able to repeat the refrain with me as we read the book together.  I like the chance to offer simple ideas like this, to encourage kids who are different types of learners to gain more content from the story.  If I have time, I’d like to also cut out a balloon shape for each of the kids to hold up every time they hear the word balloon in storytime that day.  This won’t be difficult, because just like the felt balloons, I can use the Elllison machine to cut out a bunch of balloons very quickly.  And the bonus is we don’t have to worry about latex allergies.  Just a little something different than are typical lesson plan.

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