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.

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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

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Happy Birthday Felt Board Pattern eBook #7

Meet my newest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Every birthday felt set you might ever need

Happy Birthday Felt Board Pattern PDF eBook

 Enjoy balloons, presents, cakes, party hats, ice cream and candles whilst exploring size, colour, pattern and counting  with 13 party themed songs, rhymes and games.  122 pages of detailed patterns and instructions.

Five Candles on a Birthday Cake

Five Balloons Up in the Sky

Little Fox, Little Fox Hide and Seek Sizes Game

Five Little Candles

Five Yummy Cupcakes

Five Scoops of Ice Cream

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat Party Hat Hide and Seek Game

Today I have a Birthday

Four Birthday Presents

Balloons for a Party

Five Ice Cream Cones at the Ice Cream Store

Five Birthday Candles

Happy Birthday Bunting

Each Pattern includes:

A complete list of felt and supplies required

Full sized patterns – just print and use – no need to enlarge, reduce, trace or duplicate

Detailed step-by-step instructions

A song/rhyme/activity card template ready to print, laminate and use

Get your copy of Happy Birthday from the Felt Board Magic Shop

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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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Five Little Clouds with a free pattern

Five Little Clouds Felt Board Magic

Five little clouds up in the sky,
Drifting, floating way up high,
One disappeared from the sky so blue,
When a big gust of wind came blowing through.

Four little clouds …
Three little clouds …
Two little clouds …
One little cloud …

This is such an easy felt set to make. You just need two squares of white felt and some very sharp scissors and sticky tape.

 Get your Free Five Little Clouds Pattern and rhyme card template

Five Little Clouds felt board set is available in the Felt Board Magic Store

The pattern for Five Little Clouds can be found in the  Discover the Weather Felt Board Pattern eBook

Discover the Weather

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Five Christmas Bells

One Christmas bell rings out loud and clear,

Calls for another so that more can hear.

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Two Christmas bells make a joyful noise,

Call for another to ring for girls and boys.

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Three Christmas bells ring out holiday cheer,

Call for another to be heard far and near.

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Four Christmas bells make a merry sound

Call for another to be heard all around.

*

Five Christmas bells ring throughout the land

May there peace on earth and goodwill to all man.

 

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Five Rubber Ducks

Five rubber ducks came out to play,

Battling the waves in the tub today.

Along came the splash that sent one to shore,

And then he couldn’t play anymore.

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4 rubber ducks…

3 rubber ducks…

2 rubber ducks…

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1 rubber duck came out to play,

battling the waves in the tub today.

Along came the splash that sent him to shore,

Now no rubber ducks can play anymore.

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No more ducks came out to play!

But how many splashes are there today ?

1-2-3-4-5.

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 After each “splash” replace a duck with a felt splash mark.

 

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Five Little Teeth

There were five little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth.

I pulled and I twisted and one popped out.

Now there are four  little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth

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There were four little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth…

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There were three little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth…

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There were two little teeth in my teeny tiny mouth…

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There were one little tooth in my teeny tiny mouth…

 

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Five Little Bats

Five Little Bats - Felt Board Magic

Five little bats on a dark, dark night.

Five little bats are quite a sight.

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Five little bats. Are you keeping score?

One flew away and then there are four.

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Four little bats as happy as can be.

One flew away and then there are three.

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Three little bats are swooping towards you.

One flew away and that leaves two.

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Two little bats having lots of fun.

One flew away and that leaves one.

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One little bat and we’re almost done!

He flew away and then there were none.

 

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Ten Red Apples – Adding and Subtracting

Ten Red Apples Felt Board Magic

Ten Red Apples—Adding and  Subtracting

The apples subtract from the tree and add up on the ground

So many opportunities to discuss counting up and counting down. Using felt apples to show increases and decreases provides an opportunity to learn using concrete visual materials.

Ten red apples hanging in a tree

The juiciest apples you ever did see

The wind came by with an angry frown,

(make wind blowing sound)

And one red apple came tumbling down.

(tumble one apple to the ground)

Now one red apple is on the ground!

Nine red apples hanging in a tree

The juiciest apples you ever did see

The wind came by with an angry frown,

(make wind blowing sound)

And one red apple came tumbling down.

(tumble one apple to the ground)

Now two red apples are on the ground!

Eight red apples  hanging in a tree…

Seven red apples  hanging in a tree…

Etc…

One  red apple hanging in a tree

The juiciest apples you ever did see

The wind came by with an angry frown,

(make wind blowing sound)

And the  last red apple came tumbling down.

(tumble one apple to the ground)

Now ten red apples are on the ground!

Ten Red Apples Felt Board Magic

Ten Red Apples felt board set is available in the Felt Board Magic Store

The pattern for Ten Red Apples can be found in the  Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

This rhyme was inspired by the Artfelt Puppet System.

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Ten Apples Up on Top

Ten Apples Up on Top Felt Board Magic

I use this felt set to retell Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr Seuss

First I put the dog, the lion and the tiger on the felt board.

Then I read the first page of the book and demonstrate how to use the apples to follow the story.

 The children quickly take over adding apples as each page is read.

This set enables lots of discussion about counting and lots of co-operation.

Ten Apples Up on Top Felt Board Magic

Ten Apples Up on Top Felt Set is available in the Felt Board Magic Store

The pattern for Ten Apples Up on Top can be found in the  Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

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