Happy Birthday Bunting

Use the Happy Birthday Bunting as a decoration or as a prop when you sing Happy Birthday. The letter flags help young children to make a connection between letter recognition and letter names and sounds and words.

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear (child’s name)
Happy birthday to you

Get your pattern for Happy Birthday Bunting  includes patterns for upper and lower case letters and numbers as well

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Four Birthday Presents Felt Board Set

This is fun birthday rhyme that encourages counting and colour recognition.

Four birthday presents and they’re all for me,

I’ll unwrap the green one and now there are three.

Three birthday presents and one is from you,

I’ll unwrap the purple one and now there are two.

Two birthday presents left until I’m done,

I’ll unwrap the pink one and now there is one.

One birthday present, I’m having so much fun!
I’ll unwrap it slowly and now there are none.

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Today I have a Birthday Felt Board Set

This is super simple felt cake for celebrating birthdays.

Have lots of fun counting the removable candles.

The cake including the cake stand is 30cm tall (about 12 inches) and 26cm wide (10.25 inches).

Today I have a birthday

I am five years old you see

( hold up 5 fingers )

And here I have a birthday cake

Which you may share with me

(put the cake on the felt board)

First we count the candles

Count them every one

1,2,3,4,5

( count the candles as you put them on the cake)

The counting is now done

Lets blow out the candles

Out each flame will go

As one by one we blow

(pretend to blow out the candles as you take them off the felt board)

5,4,3,2,1

Get Your Pattern for Today I have a Birthday

 

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Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat Party Hat Hide and Seek Game

This is a fun interactive game which encourages vocabulary development, colour and pattern recognition and turn taking. Depending on the concepts you are trying to develop you can make the party hats using ether plain coloured fabric or patterned.

The cat is 9cm tall (3.5 inches)

First, talk about the party hats, highlighting colours and patterns and any distinguishing features.

Then, hide the cat underneath one of the party hats.

Then chant with the children:

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat

Playing hide and seek.

Are you under the [colour or pattern] party hat?  

Let’s take a peek.

Children take turns guessing which party hat the cat is hiding under by identifying a party hat by colour or pattern and removing it to search underneath for the cat.

For example:

Are you under the pink party hat?

OR

Are you under the stripy party hat?

Inspired by: Piper Loves the Library 

Get your pattern for the Kitty Cat Hide and Seek Game

 

 

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Happy Birthday Felt Board Pattern eBook #7

Meet my newest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Every birthday felt set you might ever need

Happy Birthday Felt Board Pattern PDF eBook

 Enjoy balloons, presents, cakes, party hats, ice cream and candles whilst exploring size, colour, pattern and counting  with 13 party themed songs, rhymes and games.  122 pages of detailed patterns and instructions.

Five Candles on a Birthday Cake

Five Balloons Up in the Sky

Little Fox, Little Fox Hide and Seek Sizes Game

Five Little Candles

Five Yummy Cupcakes

Five Scoops of Ice Cream

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat Party Hat Hide and Seek Game

Today I have a Birthday

Four Birthday Presents

Balloons for a Party

Five Ice Cream Cones at the Ice Cream Store

Five Birthday Candles

Happy Birthday Bunting

Each Pattern includes:

A complete list of felt and supplies required

Full sized patterns – just print and use – no need to enlarge, reduce, trace or duplicate

Detailed step-by-step instructions

A song/rhyme/activity card template ready to print, laminate and use

Get your copy of Happy Birthday from the Felt Board Magic Shop

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Five Little Neko Cats – Guest Post from Stephanie Stokes

I am so pleased to host a felt set created by Stephanie Stokes – Director at StoryTime Japan, from Pasadena, California who shared this Asian Themed Five Japanese Neko Cats. Stephanie also includes printable files so you can make your own  Neko Cats and a Five-Little-Neko-Cats-RHYME.

Five Little Neko Cats
5 little Neko cats playing near the door,
one ran inside and that left 4.
4 little Neko cats underneath a tree,
one heard a dog bark and that left 3.
3 little Neko cats wondering what to do,
one saw a little bird and that left 2.
2 little Neko cats sitting in the sun,
one ran to catch his tail and that left 1.
1 little Neko cat looking for some fun,
he saw a butterfly and then there ….. were none!
The maneki-neko (Japanese: 招き猫 ?
, literally “beckoning cat”) is a common
Japanese figurine (lucky charm, talisman) which is often believed to bring good
luck to the owner. In modern times, they are usually made of ceramic or plastic.
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Five Yummy Cupcakes Felt Board Set

Tune: Five Currant Buns

Down around the corner at the baker’s shop

Were five yummy cupcakes with sprinkles on top

Along came a boy /girl (or insert child’s name) with a dollar to pay

He/She bought a yummy cupcake

And ate it right away

Down around the corner at the baker’s shop

Were four yummy cupcakes with sprinkles on top

Along came a boy /girl (or insert child’s name) with a dollar to pay

He/She bought a yummy cupcake

And ate it right away

Down around the corner at the baker’s shop

Were three yummy cupcakes with sprinkles on top

……

Down around the corner at the baker’s shop

Were two yummy cupcakes with sprinkles on top

……

Down around the corner at the baker’s shop

Were one yummy cupcakes with sprinkles on top

…..

Down around the corner at the baker’s shop

Were zero yummy cupcakes with sprinkles on top

“Oh dear” said the baker with an empty tray.

I’ll have to make some more

and he did it right away!

Get your pattern for Five Yummy Cupcakes here!

 

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Flannel Friday Roundup for June 9, 2017

Amy shared a Hide and Seek with David game inspired by the picture book No, David by David Shannon

April shared At Home in the Jungle with incredibly detailed jungle animals for her very first contribution to Flannel Friday . Welcome aboard. I really love the jaguar. I can’t wait to seek what your next project will be.

I am sharing Five Yummy Cupcakes the latest in my series of Birthday Felt Sets.

I thought I’d also repost my Apple Colour Sorting Felt to fill out this week’s roundup.

two More Late arrivals – sorry for the delay – one went to spam folder.

Keith shared his favorite transition activity for soothing the savage beasts

Clap Your Hands and STOP! 

Jennifer is hosting the roundup next week.

Stephanie Stokes Director at StoryTime JAPAN has asked me to guest host her asian themed Five Little Neko Cats

Important Links:

Flannel Friday Blog

Flannel Friday on Pinterest

Flannel Friday on Facebook

Follow Flannel Friday on Twitter with the hashtag #flannelstorytime.

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Five Candles on a Birthday Cake

Five candles on a birthday cake
Five, and not one more
You may blow one candle out,
And that leaves four!

Four candles on a birthday cake
There for all to see.
You may blow one candle out,
And leaves three!

Three candles on a birthday cake
Standing straight and true.
You may blow one candle out,
And that leaves two!

Two candles on a birthday cake
Helping us have fun.
You may blow one candle out,
And that leaves one!

One candle on a birthday cake
WE know the task is done
You may blow this candle out,
And that leaves none!

Get your pattern for Five Candles on a Birthday Cake

 

 

 

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Felt Board Magic Storage System or How I Store my Felt Sets

After all of your hard work to create beautiful felt board sets it’s essential to store them safely so that they don’t become creased, go missing or get damaged. After trying many different ways of storing felts sets including zip-lock bags, plastic sleeves and envelopes all of which were messy and which did not allow them to be stored easily either on a shelf or in a drawer , I developed  the following storage system which makes the felt sets easy to store, prevents them from becoming creased or damaged , makes them easy to transport and indicates when parts are missing.

What you need:

  • Printer for printing storage page templates
  • Laminator and A4 sized 125 micron laminating pouches
  • Sticky backed Velcro dots – the prickly side NOT the smooth side – 15mm (3/4 inches) diameter
  • Plastic wallets – one for each felt set

  • A vertical filing box to store all of the sets you’ve made – when you get too many you might want to upgrade to a bigger box or filing cabinets. But the smaller vertical filing box I use has a handle so when I want to take my felts sets anywhere I can just pop the felt sets I need sets into the box and away we go.

What to do

Explaining the process of making the storage system is more complicated than actually making the storage system. A case of much easier done than the description implies.

  • Create Storage Pages for each felt set using word or publisher or your prefered software. I make mine A4 sized.I create a title page for each felt set, which also lists the felt set contents. Then create as many additional storage pages as needed – this is where the actual felt set pieces will be stored. Each page has the felt set’s name at the top so if for some reason a page escapes from the wallet you it is easy to work out where the page belongs.
  • Then I ‘laminate each page using A4 laminating pouches.
  • Next I arrange the felt pieces on the storage pages to work out how they best fit. Then apply Velcro dots so that each piece is secured by lifting up each piece and strategically locating the dots.
  • Place each felt piece in the set in the location indicated by the storage page and press firmly
  • Place the storage pages in the plastic wallet , and the plastic wallets in the file box.
  • Don’t forget to place a laminated rhyme or song card in the wallet as well.

 

And Hey Presto – safe, secure and easy to access and transport.

PLEASE NOTE when removing felt pieces,  do so gently or the felt piece will become pilled.

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Five Ice Creams Cones at the Ice Cream Shop

Five ice cream cones, in the ice cream store,
A boy bought a chocolate one, and then there were four.
Four ice cream cones, as delicious as can be,
A girl bought a vanilla one, and then there were three.
Three ice cream cones, none the color blue,
A boy bought a peppermint one, and then there were two.
Two ice cream cones, dripping in the sun,
A girl bought a strawberry one, and then there was one.
One ice cream cone, in a sugar cone,
A boy bought this last one, and now there are none.

Get your pattern for Five Ice Cream Cones at the Ice Cream Shop !

 

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Five Birthday Candles Felt Board Set

Five birthday candles and not one more,
The red one got blown out  (blow)
Then there were four.

Four birthday candles, pretty as can be,
The blue one got blown out (blow)
Then there were three.

Three birthday candles waiting for you,
The green one got blown out, (blow)
Then there were two.

Two birthday candles oh what fun,
The orange  one got blown out, (blow)
Then there was one.

Just one birthday candle standing oh so tall.
The yellow one got blown out, (blow)
And that was all !

Get your pattern for Five Birthday Candles

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