Friday, February 13, 2015

Flannel Friday: Four Little Penguins Riding on a Sled

For this week's Flannel Friday I am sharing a penguin flannel board I made to use at a recent winter themed preschool storytime. I was inspired by fellow Flannel Friday blogger Emily from Literary Hoots. Emily recently shared two different takes on "Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed" that involve penguins and polar bears. I hadn't ever used an alternate version of this particular rhyme in storytime, so I really liked the idea of adapting it to feature winter animals.

Here are my penguins on their sled: 

The penguins are cut out of felt using a pattern. Felt pieces were glued together using tacky glue and googly eyes were added. The sled was drawn free hand onto felt. In the future I may cut another piece of felt in a bright color to liven up the sled.

I adapted Emily's rhymes by changing it from five penguins to four penguins. Sometimes I like to change the numbers used in my counting rhymes to add a little variety. Also, while Emily has polar bears riding on a sled, I gave the penguins their turn. 

Here is the rhyme I as I used it:

Four Little Penguins Riding on a Sled
Four little penguins riding on a sled (zoom with your arms)
One fell off and bumped his head. (hold head)
Mama called the doctor and the doctor said: (pretend to talk on the phone)
No more penguins riding on a sled!

This week's Flannel Friday is hosted by me! Check out my roundup post to see what great ideas have been shared by Flannel Friday bloggers this week.

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