Five Cheeky Monkeys Swinging in a Tree

Five Cheeky Monkeys Felt Board Magic

 Five cheeky monkeys swinging in a tree
 Teasing Mister Crocodile:
“You can’t catch me, You can’t catch me.”
Along comes Mister Crocodile,
Quiet as can be, And SNAPPED that monkey
Right out of that tree!

This is a tried and true favourite song  set amongst the preschool group. 

Five Cheeky Monkeys Five Cheeky Monkeys

I’ve made this felt set a few time now, in lots of different colours.

The crocodile has changed over time. This is the original design that I made three years ago. Now he has a second dark layer of spines/ spikes along the back.

Monkey Scene

The pattern for Five Cheeky Monkeys  is included in the pattern book

 Classic Felt Board Songs

Classic Felt Board Songs eBook

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Little Worm Hide and Seek Apple Sizes Felt Board Set

This felt set enables children to practice describing the apples by size using an interactive game that children love to play.

This is how we play.

First, put the three different apples on the felt board whilst discussing each apple’s size – you can use the words large, medium and small or big, middle sized and small or biggest, smallest, or largest – there are so many opportunities to expand vocabulary  in a meaningful and fun way.

Next, in a sneaky way hide the worm behind one of the apples. If children are younger you might need to let the worm poke out just a little in the beginning.

Apple sizes game

Then, chant together :

Little worm, little worm
playing hide and seek.
Are you under the large/medium/small apple.
Let’s take a peek.

Children then take turns guessing which sized apple the worm is hiding under by identifying an apple by size and removing it to search underneath for the worm.

 If the child’s guess is incorrect replace apple and begin again.

Little worm Hide and Seek Apple sizes game.

The apple’s I’ve created are quite large the largest apple is 15cm by 16cm and the smallest is 7cm by 8cm so that it is easy to distinguish between the different sizes.

Although all of these apples in this felt set are red you could make a set with different coloured apples – so that choices could be made based on colours. This could easily lead to a discussion about the different kinds of apples that you can eat and how they taste different.

This is a wonderful set to use when you want to investigate farms, food, Autumn, harvest, colours and sizes.

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Five Little Kites Felt Board Set

Five Little Kites Felt Board Magic

Five little kites just beginning to soar
The wind blew one away and that left four.
Four little kites so colourful to see,
The wind blew one away and that left three.
Three little kites waving high for you,
The wind blew one away and that left two.
Two little kites flying in the sun.
The wind blew one away and that left one
One little kite having lots of fun
The wind blew it away and that left none.

Five Little Kites Felt Board Magic

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 Pattern for Five Little Kites  is included in the pattern book Discover the Weather felt Board Pattern eBook

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Flannel Friday Roundup: Friday June 10, 2016

Hello Everyone!

We’ve had lots of contributions this week.

Jennifer from Bookwings shares her farm and farmyard animals storytime and  has two felt sets to share Little Red Hen a folktale favourite and Five Clean and Squeaky Pigs

Jessica from Storytime in the stacks has been really busy this and has created three transportation themed felt sets and lots of rhymes: Cars , Sailboats and My Friend Duck 

Kathryn from Fun with Friends at Storytime has Sports themed felt sets this week including a hide and seek game and a balls sizes rhyme and game.

Wendy from Flannel Board Fun has This Little Jungle Critter with lions and monkeys and elephant to. This rhyme could be adapted for any animals you have on hand.

Lindsey from Jbrary has a rhyme about squirrels, there is a video showing how to perform the rhyme Brown Squirrel, Brown Squirrel but her squirrel felt set does limit itself to own brown squirrels.

Kate from Felt Board Magic is resharing and Apple Colour Sorting , Five in the Bed and a BINGO  which whilst being made a early last year seems to have missed being blogged in Felt Board Magic’s new Blog home.

Thanks everyone.

Don’t forget to check out the Friday Flannel blog to learn more, or investigate Friday Flannel’s  Pinterest page for thousands of felt board ideas, or follow Flannel Friday on Facebook!

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Armidale, Australia in Winter
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Five in the Bed Felt Board Set

Five in the Bed Felt Board Magic

There were five in the bed
and the little one said
“Roll over, roll over!”
So they all rolled over and one fell out.

There were four in the bed

There were three in the bed….

There were two in the bed….

There was one in the bed
and that one said “Goodnight”.

Five in the Bed Felt Board Magic     Five in the Bed Felt Board Magic

 

 

 

Buy the Felt Board Set with a blue bed and coloured bears

Buy the Felt Board Set with a red bed and brown bears

 Pattern for Five in the Bed is included in the pattern book Classic Felt Board Songs

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Apple Colour Sorting Felt Board Set

Apple Colour Sorting felt Board Magic

This set allows children to sort the apples by colour.

First,  discuss the colour of the apples—red, green and yellow.

Then label the basket either with a colour word card or with a coloured apple.

The children then pick the apples from the tree and sort them by matching them to the colour of the apple on the basket or by the colour word.

This set encourages colour identification, colour sorting and counting and
colour word recognition.

Apple Colour Sorting felt Board Magic

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 Pattern for Apple Seed Counting is included in the pattern book

 Apple Harvest

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

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Three Little Pigs

I love folk tales – their simplicity makes them so easy for children to retell.

Today, I am sharing a work in progress – a felt version of the three little pigs.

First, let me introduce the three little pigs:

Three Pigs

and here is the big bad wolf, I’m not entirely happy with him yet:

Big Bad Wolf

I’ve made each of the little pigs houses so that as each house is blown down the the pig can run to the next house, open the door and move in.

Straw House

The straw house is big enough for one pig. But when the big bad wolf blows it down he can run to seek safety the house made from sticks.

Two Pigs in the Stick House

At last all three pigs are safe and sound in the brick house.Three Pigs Safe in the Brick House

Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf

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Ten Green Bottles Standing on the Wall

Today I am sharing a felt board set for a song that just about everyone knows. This felt set song is super interactive and putting numbers onto the bottles gives you the opportunity to look at numbers, talk about them, put them in sequence and practice counting up to ten and down again.

The bottles are each quite large and so is the wall being 54cm long and 12cm high. The larger size makes this set great to use with larger groups as well for children to use on their own. I’ve used brick patterned patchwork fabric backed with felt to make the wall. So much easier than creating individual bricks and just as effective I think.

There were ten green bottles standing on the wall
Ten green bottles standing on the wall
And if one green bottle should accidently fall
There’ll be nine green bottles standing on the wall

Nine Green Bottles standing on the wall…

Count down until ….

One Green Bottle standing on the wall
One green bottle standing on the wall
And if that green bottle should accidently fall
There’ll be no green bottles standing on the wall

 

 

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Apple Seed Counting Felt Board Set

Apple Seed Counting Felt Board Magic

Make developing numeracy skills fun with this apple seed counting felt board set. Each felt apple look good enough to eat. This felt set is so easy to make just cut the felt pieces and glue. Each apple is about 8cm wide (about 3.25 inches).

This felt set can be used to develop:

Counting—how many seeds on each apple, counting to five

Matching—numerals, number word, and quantity of seeds

Ordering— put the apples in sequence

Numeral and number word recognition

Apple Seed Counting Close Up

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 Pattern for Apple Seed Counting is included in the pattern book

 Apple Harvest

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

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Five LIttle Ducks Went Out One Day

Five Little Ducks Felt Board Magic

Five little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said “quack, quack, quack”
But only 4 little ducks came back

Four little ducks

Three little ducks….

Two little ducks….

One little duck….

No little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said “quack, quack, quack”
And all of the five little ducks came back

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Buy the pattern

 Pattern for Five Little Ducks is included in the pattern book

 Classic Felt Board Songs

Classic Felt Board Songs eBook

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