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.

Get your pattern for Four Birthday Presents

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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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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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Five Scoops of Ice Cream

Five scoops of ice cream with sprinkles on top
I licked one scoop, and it went plop!

Four scoops of ice cream with sprinkles on top
I licked one scoop, and it went plop!

Three scoops of ice cream with sprinkles on top
I licked one scoop, and it went plop!

Two scoops of ice cream with sprinkles on top
I licked one scoop, and it went plop!

One scoop of ice cream with sprinkles on top
I licked one scoop, and it went plop!

No scoops of ice cream on my cone.
I’m still hungry, so I’m going home

These scoops are enormous – almost hand sized.

I found this rhyme on the King County Library System website

 

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Little Bunny, Little Bunny Hide and Seek Sizes Game

This is a fun interactive game that children love to play. It encourages vocabulary development and practice describing eggs by size.

This felt set is easy to make. No sewing at all.

This is how we play.

First, put the three different sized eggs on the felt board whilst discussing each egg’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.

Then, in a sneaky way,  hide one of the rabbits underneath one of the eggs. If children are younger you might need to let the rabbit poke out just a little in the beginning.

Then chant with the children:

Little Bunny, Little Bunny

Wont you come out and play

I wonder which egg your’re hiding under today.

Are you under the [large/medium/small ] egg?

Let’s take a peek.

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

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

Get your pattern for Little Bunny, Little Bunny Hide and Seek here

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Little Chick, Little Chick Hide and Seek Game

This is a fun interactive game that children love to play. It encourages vocabulary development and colour recognition.  Depending on the concepts you are trying to develop you can make the eggs using plain coloured felt as I have or introduce patterns. This felt set is easy to make. No sewing at all.

This is how we play.

First, talk about the eggs, highlighting colours, perhaps you could count them as well.

Then,in a sneaky way, hide the chick underneath one of the eggs. If children are younger you might need to let the chick poke out just a little in the beginning.

Then chant with the children:

Little Chick, Little Chick

Playing hide and seek.

Are you under the [colour ] egg?

Let’s take a peek.

Children take turns guessing which egg the chick is hiding under by identifying an egg by colour and removing it to search underneath for the chick.

For example:

Are you under the red egg?

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

Get your Little Chick, Little Chick Hide and Seek Felt Board Pattern

 

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St Patricks’s Day Five Little Shamrocks with free templates

Counting Up

One green shamrock, in the morning dew,
Another one sprouted,
and then there were two.

Two green shamrocks, growing beneath a tree;
Another one sprouted,
and then there were three.

Three green shamrocks, by the cottage door;
Another one sprouted,
and then there were four.

Four green shamrocks, near a beehive;
Another one sprouted,
and then there were five.

Five little shamrocks, bright and emerald green,
Think of all the luck
these shamrocks will bring.

Counting Down

Five little shamrocks, growing by the door
(child’s name) picked one and that left four.

Four little shamrocks, green as they could be
(child’s name) picked one and that left three

Three little shamrocks, sitting by my shoe
(child’s name) picked one and then there were two

Two little shamrocks, nodding in the sun
(child’s name) picked one and that left one

One little shamrock for St Patrick’s Day fun
(child’s name) picked one and that left none

Felt Board Magic – Shamrocks Free Pattern

Couldn’t decide – with eyes or without

 

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Five Balloons Up in the Air Felt Set

Five Balloons Up in the Sky

Tune 10 Green Bottles Hanging on the Wall

 Five balloons up in the sky

See them flying way up high

If one of those balloons should happen to POP

Only four balloons would be floating up top

 Four balloons up in the sky….

 Three balloons up in the sky….

 Two balloons up in the sky….

 One balloon up in the sky

See it flying way up high

If that balloon should happen to POP

There’d be no more balloons floating up top

 

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Five Little Raindrops – Counting Up and Counting Down – Free Pattern

Five Little Raindrops

Five Little Raindrops – Counting Up to Five

One little raindrop in the dark, dark sky

Two little raindrops watch the clouds roll by

Three little raindrops go splat, splat, SPLAT

Four little raindrops, we’ll need boots for that!

Five little raindrops and still no sun?

That’s too much for us, we’d better… RUN!

Five Little Raindrops – Counting Down Again

Five little raindrops plopping on the floor,

One plopped away, and then there were four.

Four little raindrops dripping on the trees,

One dripped away, and then there were three.

Three little raindrops splashing on my shoe,

One splashed away, and then there were two.

Two little raindrops starting to run,

One ran off, and then there was one.

One little raindrop drying in the sun,

It dried all up, and then there were none!

Free Pattern and Rhyme Card Templates

I have provided the pattern and the rhyme card templates so you can make your own Five Little Raindrops Free Pattern  felt set.

Five Little Raindrops Instructions

I’ve made Five Little Raindrops in two different colours – light blue (Alluring Aqua) and a darker blue (Norwegian Blue).

Five Little Raindrops  Five Little Raindrops

What you need:

Felt Squares 22.5 cm x 30.5 cm ( 9 inches x 12 inches)   

Cloud  – White – 1 square

Raindrops – Alluring Aqua or Norwegian Blue – 1 Square

Other Supplies

Silver Glitter dimensional fabric paint

Assembly Instructions

This is a really simple set to make.

Cloud

Just cut the cloud from white felt, using the pattern provided.

Raindrops

Use silver glitter dimensional paint around the outside edge of each raindrop  using the image as a guide.

Raindrop  Raindrop

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