Egg Hunting Baskets

Tune : Are you Sleeping?

Hunting eggs
Hunting eggs
one by one
one by one
Put them in a basket
Put them in a basket
Oh what fun!
Oh what fun!

Practice counting to five whilst hunting for eggs.

Find the number of eggs to match the word or number on the basket.

Learn to recognise numerals and number words.

Get your pattern for Egg Hunting Baskets here

 

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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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Five Little Easter Eggs with a free template

Five little Easter eggs,
lovely colours wore,
Mother ate the pink one,
Then there were four.

Four little Easter eggs,
two and two, you see,
Daddy ate the green one,
Then there were three.

Three little Easter eggs,
before I knew,
Sister ate the purple one,
Then there were two.

Two little Easter eggs,
oh, what fun!
Brother ate the yellow one,
Then there was one.

One little Easter egg,
See me run!
I ate the last one,
And then there were none.

This is such an easy felt set to make. Decorate the eggs with Ric Rac as I have done or use your imagination and try sequins and ribbon.

I’ve provided a template for the egg pattern here.

 Felt Board Magic – Five Little Easter Eggs Template.

 

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Hildy the Hen

My hen, Hildy, has a secret
Of the most amazing kind.
For Easter she laid patterned eggs
That she, herself, designed:
Eggs with diamonds,
Eggs with stars,
Eggs with twinkly-winkly bars,
Eggs with crescents,
Eggs with flowers,
And two eggs with rainbow showers!
My hen Hildy is a marvel.
She’s a darling and a dear.
Best of all, she promised me
To lay them every year!

Get Your pattern for Hildy the Hen here 

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B U N N Y

Tune: BINGO
There was a rabbit that I once knew
And Bunny was her name-o.
B-U-N-N-Y
B-U-N-N-Y
B-U-N-N-Y
And Bunny was her name-o!
There was a rabbit that I once knew
And Bunny was her name-o.
B-U-N-N-Hop
B-U-N-N-Hop
B-U-N-N-Hop
And Bunny was her name-o!
As each letter is removed from the song turn the bunny over so we can only see her tail as she hops away.
You could clap instead of saying hop or you could actually hop or jump.
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Hippety-Hop, Hippety-Hay Five Little Bunnies

Hippety-hop, hippety-hay
Five little bunnies went out to play.
Hippety-hop, hippety-hay
One little bunny hopped away.

Hippety-hop, hippety-hay
Four little bunnies went out to play.
Hippety-hop, hippety-hay
One little bunny hopped away.

Hippety-hop, hippety-hay
No little bunnies went out to play.
Because they all have run away.
Hippety-hippety-hop, HAY-HAY.

Get your pattern for Hippety-Hop, Hippety-Hay

Author: Opal Dunn from the book Hippety-Hop, Hippety-Hay: Growing With Rhymes From Birth To Age Three

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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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Jelly Bean Count Down

Five little jelly beans

I wish I had more!

 I’ll eat the (colour) one

 Now there are four!

Four little jelly beans.

Tasty as can be,

I’ll eat the (colour) one

Now there are three!

 Three little jelly beans.

Only a few,

 I’ll eat the (colour) one

Now there are two!

Two little jelly beans.

 Eating them is fun,

 I’ll eat the (colour) one.

 Now there is one.

 One little jelly bean.

 The last one is for me,

 I’ll eat the (colour) one.

 I’m as happy as can be!

 

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Flannel Friday Roundup for March 10

Flannel Friday Roundup for March 10, 2017.

First, Shawn has shared a flannelized version of Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake by Thomas Taylor.

Kathryn created a shy ladybug version of the little mouse game

Wendy made the most gorgeous Quilts Galore felt set – I really want to make one now.

Heather was busy this week she shared a Mouse in a House felt board and HEART version of BINGO.

Nikki shared her Eggs which did double time being used to retell Kevin Henkes’ new book “Egg, and an egg version of Little Mouse, little mouse.

I’d like to share a really easy to make Five Little Easter Eggs which includes a free egg template and Jelly Bean Count Down for playing with colours and counting.

Wendy is hosting the roundup next week.

Important Links:

Flannel Friday Blog

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Flannel Friday on Facebook

Follow Flannel Friday on Twitter with the hashtag #flannelstorytime.

Our March/April Flannel Friday Fairy Godmother is Anne

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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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