Counting and Colour Sorting Kites

Counting and Colour Sorting Kites Felt Board Magic

Felt sets provide lots of opportunities for promoting learning through conversations and hands on interactions.

The counting and colour sorting kite felt board set enables children to practice number recognition, one-to-one correspondence, counting, colour recognition and sorting.

You can count the number of kite tails required to match the numeral on the kite.

You can match kite tails to kite colour

You can make patterns with the kite tails

This can be a group activity lead by an adult, a collaborative with a small group of children or a work and discover activity for a child alone.

Counting and Colour Sorting Kites Reverse Felt Board Magic

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Bees Bees Bees

Today I have two bee rhymes to practice counting counting up to five. I love their heart shaped wings and the three dimensional  texture  produced on the bee hive and bees by using Russia Braid.

Here is the Bee Hive

Here is the bee hive.
Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees,
Watch, and you’ll see them come out of the hive
One, two, three, four, five.

Five Little Bees

One little bee flew and flew.
He met a friend, and that made …two
Two little bees, busy as could be.,
Along came another and that made… three.
Three little bees, wanted one more,
Found one soon and that made… four.
Four little bees, going to the hive.
Spied their little brother, and that made…  five.
Five little bees working every hour,
Buzz away, bees, and find another flower.

You can buy Here is the Bee Hive Felt Board Set

or buy the pattern for to make your own Here is the Bee Hive

Here is the Bee Hive

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Five Pigs So Squeaky Clean and Five Muddy Pigs

Five Little Muddy Pigs

Inspired by Flannel Friday I have designed such cute fat little pink pigs. Their pink curly tails made from bright pink pipe cleaners (chenille sticks) and expressive faces are delightful. Each pig is 12.5cm x 18 cm ( almost 5 inches x 7 inches) and made from double thickness felt.  Counting to five has never been so fun.  I have two rhymes for playing with pigs based on rhymes found on Flannel Friday, You Tube and others – but I have adapted and modified them so they work a little better (I think).

Muddy Pig

 

Five Pigs So Squeaky Clean

(Tune “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”)

Five pigs so squeaky clean
Cleanest pigs you’ve ever seen.
Wanted to go outside and play.
Oink! Oink!
One jumped into the mud.
Landed with a great big THUD
Now there are four pigs so squeaky clean.

Four  pigs so squeaky clean…

Three pigs so squeaky clean…

Two pigs so squeaky clean…

One pig so squeaky clean
Cleanest pig you’ve ever seen.
Wanted to go outside and play.
Oink! Oink!
It jumped into the mud.
Landed with a great big THUD
Now there are no pigs so squeaky clean.

Muddy Pigs

Five Muddy Pigs

Tune “Five Little Ducks”)

Five little pigs rolling in the mud
Squishy, squashy. Squishy, squashy. Felt so good
The farmer took one piggy out
Oink, Oink, Oink that pig did shout.

Four little pigs

Three little pigs….

Two little pigs….

One little pig….

No little pigs rolling in the mud
They all looked so clean and good
The farmer turned his back and then
Those pigs rolled in the mud again. Five Little Muddy Pigs

 You can buy Five Little Muddy Pigs Felt Board Set

or buy the pattern for to make your own Muddy Pigs Felt Board Set

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