The Lights on the Tree

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This is a Christmas Rip of the The Wheel on the Bus

The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink
Blink, blink, blink
Blink, blink, blink
The lights on the tree go blink, blink, blink
All Christmas day.

Other Verses

The star on the tree goes twinkle, twinkle, twinkle…

The bells on the tree go ding, dong, ding …

The birds on the tree go tweet, tweet, tweet…

The tinsel on the tree goes sparkle, sparkle, sparkle

The presents under the tree go rattle, rattle, rattle…

The tinsel is made from glittery pipe cleaners.

The Lights on the Tree will be available in the Felt Board Magic Store very soon

The pattern for The Lights on the Tree can be found in Celebrate Christmas: All Around the Tree Felt Board Pattern eBook

Felt Board Magic All Around the Christmas Tree

 

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Ten Red Apples – Adding and Subtracting

Ten Red Apples Felt Board Magic

Ten Red Apples—Adding and  Subtracting

The apples subtract from the tree and add up on the ground

So many opportunities to discuss counting up and counting down. Using felt apples to show increases and decreases provides an opportunity to learn using concrete visual materials.

Ten red apples hanging in a tree

The juiciest apples you ever did see

The wind came by with an angry frown,

(make wind blowing sound)

And one red apple came tumbling down.

(tumble one apple to the ground)

Now one red apple is on the ground!

Nine red apples hanging in a tree

The juiciest apples you ever did see

The wind came by with an angry frown,

(make wind blowing sound)

And one red apple came tumbling down.

(tumble one apple to the ground)

Now two red apples are on the ground!

Eight red apples  hanging in a tree…

Seven red apples  hanging in a tree…

Etc…

One  red apple hanging in a tree

The juiciest apples you ever did see

The wind came by with an angry frown,

(make wind blowing sound)

And the  last red apple came tumbling down.

(tumble one apple to the ground)

Now ten red apples are on the ground!

Ten Red Apples Felt Board Magic

Ten Red Apples felt board set is available in the Felt Board Magic Store

The pattern for Ten Red Apples can be found in the  Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

This rhyme was inspired by the Artfelt Puppet System.

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A P P L E Felt Board Set

APPLE Felt Board Magic

This is a BINGO piggy back song to celebrate apples.

Each apple is large 9cm x 10cm or about 3.5 inches.

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I know a fruit that grows on trees,
And apple is its name-o!

A. P. P. L. E.
A. P. P. L. E.
A. P. P. L. E.

An apple is its name-o!

I know a fruit that grows on trees,
And apple is its name-o!

A. P. P. L. Crunch.
A. P. P. L. Crunch.
A. P. P. L. Crunch.

An apple is its name-o!

I know a fruit that grows on trees,
And apple is its name-o!

A. P. P. Crunch, Crunch.
A. P. P. Crunch, Crunch.
A. P. P. Crunch Crunch.

An apple is its name-o!

…..

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I know a fruit that grows on trees,
And apple is its name-o!

Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch

Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch

Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch, Crunch

An apple is its name-o!

A.P.P.L.E felt board set is available in the Felt Board Magic Store

The pattern for A.P.P.L.E can be found in the  Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

 

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Ten Apples Up on Top

Ten Apples Up on Top Felt Board Magic

I use this felt set to retell Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr Seuss

First I put the dog, the lion and the tiger on the felt board.

Then I read the first page of the book and demonstrate how to use the apples to follow the story.

 The children quickly take over adding apples as each page is read.

This set enables lots of discussion about counting and lots of co-operation.

Ten Apples Up on Top Felt Board Magic

Ten Apples Up on Top Felt Set is available in the Felt Board Magic Store

The pattern for Ten Apples Up on Top can be found in the  Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

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Flannel Friday Roundup for September 9, 2016

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Flannel Friday Roundup for September 9, 2016

Amy from One Little Librarian shares Where is Baby Raccoon – a fun hide and seek game

Wendy from Flannel Board Fun has some cute mice to sing with this week Five Little Mice

April from Storytime Ukelele shares an Old MacDonald guessing game this week

Keith from Felt-tastic Flannelboard Funtime made some incredibly detailed Jumping Jelly Fish to sing and count with.

Kathryn from Fun with Friends at Storytime made the most amazing Happy Gorillas

My contribution for the week is Ten Apples Up on Top a Dr Seuss Classic

Jennifer from Bookwings has two sets to share this week Down by the Bay and Five Little Monkeys

Thanks Everyone for such great contributions.

Mollie from What Happens in Storytime… hosts the roundup next week.

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Five Little Speckled Frogs

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Five Little Speckled frogs
Sat on a speckled log
Eating some most delicious bugs.
Yum Yum!
One jumped into the pool,
Where it was nice and cool,
Then there were four speckled frogs.
Glug Glug!

Five Little Speckled Frogs Felt Board Magic

Buy  Five Little Speckled Frogs Felt Set

or

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find the pattern for Five Little Speckled Frogs in the

 Classic Felt Board Songs Pattern Book Digital Download

or Classic Felt Board Songs burned on a CD 

Classic Felt Board Songs eBook

 

 

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Incy Wincy Spider Climbed Up the Water Spout

Incy Wincy Spider

Incy Wincy, Itsy Bitsy, Eensy Weensy.

However you sing this traditional nursery rhyme, it’s alway a favourite with young children.

Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed poor Incy out.
Out came the sunshine and dried up all the rain.
And Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the spout again.

Incy Wincy Spider

The pieces in this felt set are huge. 

Spider 21cm x 6cm
Water Spout 31cm x 23.5cm
Sun 12.5cm
Storm Cloud 21cm x 13.5cm
Five Raindrops 5cm x 3.5cm

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The spider is triple layered with withstand lots of handling, and has very dangly legs that have so much personality as he  climbs up and down the water spout.

Spider

Buy the Incy Wincy Spider Felt Set

or

find the pattern for Incy Wincy Spider in the

 Classic Felt Board Songs Pattern Book Digital Download

or Classic Felt Board Songs burned on a CD 

Classic Felt Board Songs eBook

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What’s the Weather Felt Board Set

What's the Weather Felt Board Magic

I created a large felt set to use when talking about the weather. The pieces in this set are large – the sun is over 12cm across – the clouds are 17cm across.

Here is a song  about the weather to use with the felt set.

Tune: Oh My Darling Clementine

What’s the weather?
What’s the weather?
What’s the weather like today?
Is it windy?
Is it cloudy?
Is there rain?
Or is there sun ?

What’s the weather?
What’s the weather?
What’s the weather like today?
Is it stormy?
Is it snowing?
Is it hot?
Or is it cold?

What’s the weather?
What’s the weather?
What’s the weather like today?
Is there lightning?
Is i there thunder?
Is there snow?
Or a Rainbow?

Here are some closeups of the individual pieces

Wind

Wind

Snow

Snow

Rain

Rain

Partly Sunny

Cloudy Part Sun

Rainbow

  Rainbow

Cloudy

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Lightning

Lightning

Sun

Sun

I found the song a while ago but don’t remember where, sorry. I have adapted it and added a couple of verses.

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Apple Counting Baskets

Apple Counting Baskets Numbers Felt Board Magic

This is a great set for the Autumn/Fall Apple Harvest Season. With this felt set you can practice counting, numeral and number word recognition whilst harvesting apples from the apple tree.

This is a song I found to sing as you harvest the apples. I can’t remember where I found this.

Tune:  Are You Sleeping?

Picking apples
Picking apples
one by one
one by one
Put them in a basket
Put them in a basket
Oh what fun!
Oh what fun!

Apple Counting Baskets Words Felt Board Magic

The apple tree is  28cm tall (about 11 inches) and 25 cm wide (about 10 inches).  Each apples is 3.5 cm wide ( about 1.5 inches)

Buy the  PDF digital pattern for Apple Counting Baskets

Buy the Apple Counting Baskets Felt Set

Apple Counting Baskets is in included Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook is also available burned onto a CD

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Mary had a Coloured Lamb

Mary had a Coloured Lamb

This fun activity and song investigates colours, increases vocabulary and promotes an understanding of similes.

Mary’s lambs are so fluffy. They are made using polar fleece for the sheep’s wool and felt for the bodies.Each sheep is 11.5cm tall (4.5 inches) and 7.5cm wide (3.5 inches).

Mary has lost her lamb and needs our help.
We’ll have to sing to help her find the lost lamb.
Out comes the first lamb and we sing:

Yellow Lamb
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb,
whose fleece was yellow as…… the sun!

Red Lamb

But, of course, that is not the lamb Mary is looking for. Out comes another lamb that we think may be the right one so we sing again:

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb,
whose fleece was red as… an apple!

Continue singing for each different coloured lamb until we find the one whose fleece was white as snow.

White Lamb

Suggestions for the other lambs include:

 as black as night

as pink as fairy floss

 as orange  as carrots

as green as grass

 as blue as the sky

as brown as chocolate

as grey as a storm cloud

 

Ask the children to make suggestions for each colour.

 

Use as many or as few lambs at a time to suit the age and skill of the children playing

Mary had a Coloured Lamb

Inspired by Make Learning Fun and Mallory tells Stories and other blogs which I can’t find again. I ended up making my own patterns for this set.

Pattern for Mary had a Coloured Lamb

or buy a finished  Mary had a Coloured lamb felt set

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