Flannel Friday: My Lunch Box

This is another fun guessing game that you could do with a lunch box and food props or with this flannel set!  It goes great with a box or food/lunch storytime theme.

I got the idea from an awesome old book/CD set from Creative Teaching Press: Fall Phonemic Awareness.  Unfortunately it’s no longer in print.  I’ve included the original song version.  The second is my own spin on the lyrics.

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My Lunch Box (Version 1)

To the tune of “Yankee Doodle”

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which food is my favorite?
It starts with sand- and ends with -witch
A sandwich- now I’ll eat it!

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which drink is my favorite?
It starts with mmm- and ends with -ilk
My milk- now I’ll drink it!

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which food is my favorite?
It starts with ch- and ends with –ips
Some chips- now I’ll eat them!

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which food is my favorite?
It starts with cook-and ends with –ees
Some cookies- now I’ll eat them!

My Lunch Box (Version 2)

To the tune of “Yankee Doodle”

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which food is my favorite?
It’s made of bread and a peanut butter jelly spread…
A sandwich- now I’ll eat it!

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which food is my favorite?
It’s yellow and long and eventually turns brown
A banana- now I’ll eat it!

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which food is my favorite?
They’re yellow and crunchy and oh so salty…
My chips- now I’ll eat them!

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which drink is my favorite?
It’s white and smooth and good for you…
My milk- now I’ll drink it!

My lunch box holds some yummy treats
Which food is my favorite?
It’s round and brown and the last thing to go down…
A cookie- now I’ll eat it!

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Credit: inspired by Kimberly Jordano, Fall Phonemic Awareness Songs & Rhymes

Pattern: available here, clipart from My Cute Graphics

Don’t forget to check out the other fun flannels at this week’s round up!  The Flannel Friday blogFacebook page, or Pinerest page are also great resources.  🙂

Flannel Friday: Birthday Cakes & Snakes!

Happy Birthday Flannel Friday!  Here’s to 5 more years of fun, new friendships and awesome flannels.  🙂  So grateful for this community!

Many thanks to Fun with Friends at Storytime for hosting this week.  As soon as I saw it was Flannel Friday’s birthday (on top of being Read Across America Day), I knew I had to celebrate with a new flannel somehow… and what better way to rhyme, practice color recognition and have fun than with a snake in the cake?!

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Mr. Snake

Mr. Snake, Mr. Snake,

Are you hiding

Behind the RED cake?

(repeat with other colors)

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Clip art/pattern outlines available from My Cute Graphics

I’d like to go back and add some candles to the cakes and reattach the red tongue to my poor snake… but the kiddos had a blast anyways.  🙂  I had a nice small group for outreach so they each got a chance to come up to the board and guess.

Don’t forget to visit Flannelboard Fun and see all the other awesome ideas out there.   You can also check out the blog, Facebook page, or Pinerest page.  Happy Friday!

Flannel Friday: The Veggies in the Soup

Here’s my second installment of this week’s soup-er Flannel Friday!    Again, many thanks to Anne at So Tomorrow for hosting this week.

So I recently took a wonderful ALSC Webinar all about best practices in story time.  (Are you a member of ALSC?  You should be… they’re great!)  Anyways, one of the things brought up was the importance of flannels that encourage audience participation, especially for toddlers.  This is a tall order for my storytimes… which sometimes have more than 100 people packed in the room!  Nonetheless it’s definitely one of my priorities for the New Year.

So I fudged a bit this week… I made a flannel pot in which laminated veggie clipart could be put into.  🙂  We still had a lot of fun!

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The Veggies in the Soup

To the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell”

First verse: The carrots go in the soup, the carrots go in the soup,

We’ll stir and stir and stir some more

When the carrots are in the soup!

(repeat with other vegetables)

Last verse: Now the soup is done, now the soup is done

We’ll eat and eat and eat some more

Now that the soup is done.

YUM!

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Credit: adapted from Mrs. Albanese

Pattern: I used clip art I bought years ago on Teachers Pay Teachers…

Flannel Friday: Veggie Riddles

Happy Flannel Friday!  Many thanks to Anne at So Tomorrow for hosting this week.

It’s January and you know what that means… SOUP MONTH!  I had so much fun planning and delivering a soup-er themed storytime for our team this month.  I made a vegetable riddle flannel for our Preschool/Family crowd.  This flannel goes along great with Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert!

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Vegetable Riddles

I’m red and round,

I also have seeds.

Sliced up in salads,

Is where you’ll see me!

(tomato)

I’m a root vegetable,

I can be red, white or green.

I can make you cry

When you cut into me!

(onion)

I grow underground,

But I have skin and eyes.

I can be roasted or mashed,

Or made into fries!

(potato)

Rabbits like to eat me

When I grow in a field.

I’m an orange vegetable.

I taste best when I’m peeled!

(carrot)

I’m yellow and yummy,

I grow on a stalk.

You can eat me on the cob,

Or cook me in a pot!

(corn)

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Pattern: templates from Pattern Universe

Credit: Most from Riddles for Kids, some original

I’ll be back soon to post a review of how storytimes went this week!  Hope everyone has a good weekend.  Grad school starts for me next week… so not ready!  😦