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.

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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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Apple Counting Baskets

Apple Counting Baskets Numbers Felt Board Magic

This is a great set for the Autumn/Fall Apple Harvest Season. With this felt set you can practice counting, numeral and number word recognition whilst harvesting apples from the apple tree.

This is a song I found to sing as you harvest the apples. I can’t remember where I found this.

Tune:  Are You Sleeping?

Picking apples
Picking apples
one by one
one by one
Put them in a basket
Put them in a basket
Oh what fun!
Oh what fun!

Apple Counting Baskets Words Felt Board Magic

The apple tree is  28cm tall (about 11 inches) and 25 cm wide (about 10 inches).  Each apples is 3.5 cm wide ( about 1.5 inches)

Buy the  PDF digital pattern for Apple Counting Baskets

Buy the Apple Counting Baskets Felt Set

Apple Counting Baskets is in included Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook is also available burned onto a CD

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Apple Colour Sorting Felt Board Set

Apple Colour Sorting felt Board Magic

This set allows children to sort the apples by colour.

First,  discuss the colour of the apples—red, green and yellow.

Then label the basket either with a colour word card or with a coloured apple.

The children then pick the apples from the tree and sort them by matching them to the colour of the apple on the basket or by the colour word.

This set encourages colour identification, colour sorting and counting and
colour word recognition.

Apple Colour Sorting felt Board Magic

Buy the Felt Board Set

 Pattern for Apple Seed Counting is included in the pattern book

 Apple Harvest

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook

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Ten Green Bottles Standing on the Wall

Today I am sharing a felt board set for a song that just about everyone knows. This felt set song is super interactive and putting numbers onto the bottles gives you the opportunity to look at numbers, talk about them, put them in sequence and practice counting up to ten and down again.

The bottles are each quite large and so is the wall being 54cm long and 12cm high. The larger size makes this set great to use with larger groups as well for children to use on their own. I’ve used brick patterned patchwork fabric backed with felt to make the wall. So much easier than creating individual bricks and just as effective I think.

There were ten green bottles standing on the wall
Ten green bottles standing on the wall
And if one green bottle should accidently fall
There’ll be nine green bottles standing on the wall

Nine Green Bottles standing on the wall…

Count down until ….

One Green Bottle standing on the wall
One green bottle standing on the wall
And if that green bottle should accidently fall
There’ll be no green bottles standing on the wall

 

 

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