Flannel Friday: 5 Little Aliens

 

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Many thanks to the fabulous crew at Storytime Underground this week for helping me put the finishing touches on a new space flannel song!  Here’s what I started with…

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And thanks to the many other brilliant brains out there, here’s some different songs I ended up with:

Five Little Aliens

to the tune of “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

Five little aliens,
Flying to their space stations,
Zooming back and forth in outer space.
One stopped on Planet Mars
To eat some chocolate bars.
Now there’s four little aliens.

Four little aliens
Flying to their space stations,
Zooming back and forth in outer space
Jupiter had soda pop
Another alien made a stop,
Now there’s three little aliens.

Three little aliens
Flying to their space stations,
Zooming back and forth in outer space.
One stopped at Saturn’s rings
Looking at flying things.
Now there’s two little aliens.

Two little aliens
Flying to their space stations,
Zooming back and forth in outer space.
One stopped at Uranus
To fill up with gaseous.
Now there’s one little alien.

One little alien
Flying to her space station,
Zooming back and forth in outer space.
She landed on Neptune
To see it’s 14 moons.
Now there’s no little aliens!

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Credit: Dana Jacobs Bjornstad

I also really liked the lyrics to this one:

Five Little Aliens Green

to the tune of “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

Five little aliens green
Flyin’ their space machines
Zooming back and forth in outer space.
Zoom, zoom.
One raced around the sun
‘Cause the solar flares looked like fun.
Now there are four little aliens green…
Beep, beep!

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Credit: Chriss Jones

And in case you’d like to practice counting down by 2 instead of 1, here’s my own take on things:

Five Little Aliens

to the tune of “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”

Five little aliens
Flying to their space stations,
Zooming back and forth in outer space.
ZOOM ZOOM!
One stopped on Planet Mars
And one stopped to see a star.
Now there’s three little aliens!

Three little aliens
Flying to their space stations,
Zooming back and forth in outer space.
ZOOM ZOOM!
One stopped on Neptune
And one stopped to see the Moon.
Now there’s one little alien!

One little alien
Flying to his space station,
Zooming all alone in outer space.
ZOOM…. ZOOM… (slowly)
He stopped on Mercury
Where he was surprised to see
All of his other alien friends!

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Credit: Storytime in the Stacks

You can snag my alien pattern below!  For the planets I just cut circles of different shapes and attempted to free-hand with the puffy paint, to varying degrees of success.

Pattern: available here

Many thanks to Wendy for hosting this week over at Flannel Board Fun.  (Sorry this isn’t really winter related… hope I’m not messing too much with the holiday mojo!)  To learn more about Flannel Friday, please check out the Flannel Friday websitePinterest, or Facebook page.

Flannel Friday: Little Moon, Little Moon

This little game went over really well with the family crowd this week- I even caught a mom taking a picture so she could recreate it at home!  Our weekly theme was all about Bedtime and our Every Child Ready to Read focus was Play, so I made a little flannel that worked well with both.  It could also go with an outer space theme.

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Little moon, little moon, hiding in the sky.

Is that you behind the blue cloud I spy?

(repeat with other colors)

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credit: inspired by Anne at So Tomorrow

pattern: available here

Don’t forget to check out the rest of this week’s inspiration over at What Is Bridget Reading?  Have a great weekend!  (Now that I’m on break for a week from grad school I might actually get around to posting the full plan for once… stay tuned!)

Full plan is up and ready for your viewing pleasure here!