Farmer Brown has Five Red Apples Hanging on a Tree

Farmer Brown had Five Red Apples

Tune : 10 green bottles hanging on a wall

Farmer Brown had Five Red Apples

Farmer Brown has five red apples hanging on a tree,

Farmer Brown has five red apples hanging on a tree,

He picked one apple and ate it hungrily,

Now there are four red apples hanging on the tree.

Farmer Brown has four red apples hanging on a tree,

Farmer Brown has four red apples hanging on a tree,

He picked one apple and ate it hungrily,

Now there are three red apples hanging on the tree.

Farmer Brown has three red apples hanging on a tree,

Farmer Brown has three red apples hanging on a tree,

He picked one apple and ate it hungrily,

Now there are two red apples hanging on the tree.

Farmer Brown has two red apples hanging on a tree,

Farmer Brown has two red apples hanging on a tree,

He picked one apple and ate it hungrily,

Now there is one red apples hanging on the tree.

Farmer Brown has one red apple hanging on a tree,

Farmer Brown has one red apple hanging on a tree,

He picked that apple and it hungrily,

Leaving no red apples hanging on the tree.

 Farmer Brown had five Green Apples

Repeat for Green Apples…

 

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Eggs for Breakfast Felt Set

Eggs for Breakfast

This felt set is so easy to make, that you don’t even need a pattern. It’s a great conversation starter, leading to discussion about what everyone has had for their breakfast and how they like their eggs cooked.

 One morning I woke up early before anyone else was awake and decided to make eggs for breakfast.

So I picked up an egg and sang,

“Give it a whack, hear it crack”.

One egg sizzling in my frying pan.

 

Here comes big sister, rubbing her eyes.

 She likes her eggs with thick cut fries.

So I picked up an egg and sang,

“Give it a whack, hear it crack”.

Two eggs sizzling in my frying pan.

 

Here comes dad nodding his head.

He likes his on toasted bread.

So I picked up an egg and sang,

“Give it a whack, hear it crack”.

Three eggs sizzling in my frying pan.

 

Here comes mum, smiling at me.

She likes her eggs with hot strong tea.

So I picked up an egg and sang,

“Give it a whack, hear it crack”.

Four eggs sizzling in my frying pan.

 We’re all here, the eggs are cooked.

Time to eat and thank the chooks.

No eggs sizzling in my frying pan.

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Five Little Birds

Five Little Birds

This felt set can be used explore counting and colours.

There was one little bird in the one little tree
“He was  so alone and didn’t want to be,
so he flew far away, over the sea
and brought back a friend to live in the tree.

Now there are two little birds in the one little tree
“They were so alone and didn’t want to be,”
so they flew far away over the sea
And brought back a friend to live in the tree.

Now there are three little birds…

Now there are four little birds…

Now there are five little birds in the one little tree
“They were not alone anymore, they were a family,”

This song can easily be changed to focus on colours by changing the last line of each verse.

There was one little bird in the one little tree
“He was  so alone and didn’t want to be,
so he flew far away, over the sea
and brought back a red bird to live in the tree.

Five Little Birds

 

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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 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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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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Balloons for a Party Felt Board Set

I played with words of the original Birthday Balloon rhyme (I just can’t leave well enough alone), and I used  lots of different synonyms for pretty – gorgeous, beautiful, bright, lovely and fine to extend vocabulary

 Here are balloons for a party
Because it’s my birthday today.
I have balloons for all of my friends
Who are coming over to play.

Here is a pretty blue balloon,

As blue as the summer skies.

And here is a bright red balloon,

The best that you can buy!

Here is a gorgeous yellow balloon,

As yellow as bright sunshine.

And here is a beautiful purple balloon,

Like purple grapes from a vine.

Here is a lovely orange balloon,

Like oranges from the store.

And here is a fine white balloon,

And now there are no more!

 

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