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 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 Birthday Candles

Five Little Candles

Five bright birthday candles and not one more,
The purple one got blown out  (blow)
Then there were four.

Four bright birthday candles, pretty as can be,
The pink one got blown out (blow)
Then there were three.

Three bright birthday candles waiting for you,
The green one got blown out, (blow)
Then there were two.

Two bright birthday candles oh what fun,
The yellow one got blown out, (blow)
Then there was one.

Just one bright birthday candle standing oh so tall.
The blue one got blown out, (blow)
And that was all.

Five little candles standing tall,
Burning brightly, count them all
Puff, I blow with all my might
And out goes one little candle light.

Four little candles standing tall,
Burning brightly, count them all
Puff, I blow with all my might
And out goes one little candle light.

Three little candles standing tall,
Burning brightly, count them all
Puff, I blow with all my might
And out goes one little candle light.

Two little candles standing tall,
Burning brightly, count them all
Puff, I blow with all my might
And out goes one little candle light.

One little candles standing tall,
Burning brightly, count them all
Puff, I blow with all my might
And out goes one little candle light.

The flames can be removed from each candle as they are blown out.

 

 

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