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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Flannel Friday Roundup April 29, 2016

So many lovely contributions this week.

 Anne shares a fund rhyme Going to the Pet Store using animal puppets which could be adapted for almost any animal that have on hand.

http://www.sotomorrowblog.com/2016/04/going-to-pet-store-take-2.html

Kathryn from NC, USA shares lots of rabbit felt sets – with some colour matching thrown in ( includes a free printable)

http://kdr4xmom.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/rabbits.html

Carol made a simple colour recognition flannelboard for a goose themed preschool storytime

http://librarybugb8te.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/duck-duck-goose-preschool-storytime.html

Miss Meg provides a colour sorting printable

http://missmegsstorytime.com/color-printables/

Lisa has shared a spring magic bag – such a good idea – included is a video detailing how she uses magic bags in her story time.

https://thriveafterthree.com/2016/04/25/magic-bag-spring-edition/

Jessica shared a rainy day story time with an umbrella felt set

https://storytimeinthestacks.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/flannel-friday-rainy-days-preschool-pack/

Jessica also shared Where, Oh Where has my Little Kite Gone

https://storytimeinthestacks.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/flannel-friday-where-oh-where-has-my-little-kite-gone/

Wendy shares a really adaptable idea for exploring sizes

http://flannelboardfun.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/big-bigger-biggest.html

Sandra from Nebraska shares an Arbor Day post about trees

http://storytimesparks.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/arbor-day.html

Katie has contributed a Baa Baa Black Sheep Prop Song

https://storytimekatie.com/2016/04/29/flannel-friday-baa-baa-black-sheep/

Leslie Has a Little Mouse hide and seek game lego style

https://preschoolerslovestorytimeblog.wordpress.com/flannel-boards/

Lastly,  Kate from Armidale, Australia shares her interpretation of Five Little Raindrops inspired by Flannel Friday.

http://www.feltboardmagic.com/five-little-raindrops-dancing-on-the-walk/

Thankyou to everyone contributing this week.

Armidale in Autumn

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Umbrella Colour Game

Five Umbrellas Felt Board Magic

Here are some umbrellas
Just for me and you

(put red, yellow and blue umbrellas on board)

Can you name their colours?
Red, Yellow, Blue

(point to each umbrella as colour is named)

Here are more umbrellas
The prettiest we’ve seen

(put green and purple umbrellas on board)

Now let’s name their colours
Purple and green

( point to each umbrellas as colour is named)

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Five Grey Elephants Balancing Step by Step on a Piece of String

Five Grey Elephants

One grey elephant balancing
Step by step on a piece of string
He thought it was such a wonderful stunt
That he called for another elephant

Two grey elephants

Three grey elephants….

Four grey elephants….

Five grey elephants balancing
Step by step on a piece of string
All of sudden the piece of string broke
And down came all the elephant folk

This is a youtube of ABC’s Playschool singing the song. 
ABC Playschool Five Grey Elephants

Five Grey Elephants Felt Board Set

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Five and Ten Fat Sausages Sizzling in a Pan

Five Fat Sausages Felt Board Magic

Five fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, one went “BANG”!

Four fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, one went “BANG”!

Three fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, one went “BANG”!

Two fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, one went “BANG”!

One fat sausages sizzling in a pan
Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, one went “BANG”!

Ten Fat Sausages Felt Board Magic

Ten fat sausages sizzling in a pan,
Ten fat sausages sizzling in a pan,
One went pop and the other went bang
now there’s eight fat sausages sizzling in a pan

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Five Apples in a Basket

Five Apples in a Basket Felt Board Magic

The first apple in the basket was bright and shiny red.
The second apple in the basket said “My ,what a cosy bed”
The third apple in the basket said “Make room for me your pair”
The fourth apple in the basket said “Please, move over there”
The fifth apple in the basket said “Oh dear, oh me, oh my!”
This basket looks like pastry—I think we’re in a pie!”

I’ve added this felt set set to my collection of Apple Harvest themed felt boards where we sort apples by size and colour. We count apples and match numerals and number words. We retell the Dr Seuss classic 10 Apples Up on Top. We sing and we chant. We play and discover and along the way we learn.

Apple Counting Baskets Words Felt Board Magic Little Worm Hide and Seek Felt Board MagicWay Up High in the Apple Tree Felt Board MagicApple Seed Counting Felt Board MagicApple Colour Sorting

Apple Basket CountingTen Apples Up on TopA P P L E

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

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Five Umbrellas Waiting for Rain to Pour

Five Umbrellas Felt Board Magic

Five umbrellas waiting for rain to pour,
One was picked, and now there are four.

Four umbrellas, saying pick me, pick me!
One was taken, and now there are three.

Three umbrellas, wondering what to do,
One was chosen, and now there are two.

Two umbrellas waiting for some fun,
One was picked and now there is one.

One little umbrella, the rain is all done,
He went home and now there are none.

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Five Little Fish Swimming in the Sea

Five Little Fish Felt Board Magic

Five little fishes swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr. Shark “You can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr. Shark as quiet as can be
And SNAP, ate that fish right out of the sea

Four little fishes swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr. Shark “You can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr. Shark as quiet as can be
And SNAP, ate that fish right out of the sea

Three little fishes swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr. Shark “You can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr. Shark as quiet as can be
And SNAP, ate that fish right out of the sea

Two little fishes swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr. Shark “You can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr. Shark as quiet as can be
And SNAP, ate that fish right out of the sea

One little fish swimming in the sea
Teasing Mr. Shark “You can’t catch me!”
Along came Mr. Shark as quiet as can be
And SNAP, ate that fish right out of the sea

No more fishes swimming in the sea
Mr Shark is all alone as you can plainly see!

Five Little Fish Felt Board Magic

Every time I make this felt set the fish are little different.

I used ric rac to decorate these fish

Felt Fish

 

These are first fish I made using only felt scraps.

Felt Fish

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