Farmer Brown has Five Red Apples Hanging on a Tree

Farmer Brown had Five Red Apples

Tune : 10 green bottles hanging on a wall

Farmer Brown had Five Red Apples

Farmer Brown has five red apples hanging on a tree,

Farmer Brown has five red apples hanging on a tree,

He picked one apple and ate it hungrily,

Now there are four red apples hanging on the tree.

Farmer Brown has four red apples hanging on a tree,

Farmer Brown has four red apples hanging on a tree,

He picked one apple and ate it hungrily,

Now there are three red apples hanging on the tree.

Farmer Brown has three red apples hanging on a tree,

Farmer Brown has three red apples hanging on a tree,

He picked one apple and ate it hungrily,

Now there are two red apples hanging on the tree.

Farmer Brown has two red apples hanging on a tree,

Farmer Brown has two red apples hanging on a tree,

He picked one apple and ate it hungrily,

Now there is one red apples hanging on the tree.

Farmer Brown has one red apple hanging on a tree,

Farmer Brown has one red apple hanging on a tree,

He picked that apple and it hungrily,

Leaving no red apples hanging on the tree.

 Farmer Brown had five Green Apples

Repeat for Green Apples…

 

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Eggs for Breakfast Felt Set

Eggs for Breakfast

This felt set is so easy to make, that you don’t even need a pattern. It’s a great conversation starter, leading to discussion about what everyone has had for their breakfast and how they like their eggs cooked.

 One morning I woke up early before anyone else was awake and decided to make eggs for breakfast.

So I picked up an egg and sang,

“Give it a whack, hear it crack”.

One egg sizzling in my frying pan.

 

Here comes big sister, rubbing her eyes.

 She likes her eggs with thick cut fries.

So I picked up an egg and sang,

“Give it a whack, hear it crack”.

Two eggs sizzling in my frying pan.

 

Here comes dad nodding his head.

He likes his on toasted bread.

So I picked up an egg and sang,

“Give it a whack, hear it crack”.

Three eggs sizzling in my frying pan.

 

Here comes mum, smiling at me.

She likes her eggs with hot strong tea.

So I picked up an egg and sang,

“Give it a whack, hear it crack”.

Four eggs sizzling in my frying pan.

 We’re all here, the eggs are cooked.

Time to eat and thank the chooks.

No eggs sizzling in my frying pan.

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Way Up High in the Apple Tree with a Free Pattern

Way Up High in the Apple Tree Felt Board Magic

Way up high in the apple tree
Two red apples smiled at me
I shook that tree as hard as I could
Down came the apples
Mmmm they were good

Download the free pattern with detailed instructions to make your

very own  Way Up High in the Apple Tree  felt set.

You can buy the Way Up High in the Apple Tree felt board set ready made  from the  Felt Board Magic Shop

The pattern for Way Up High in the Apple Tree can be found in the

Apple Harvest Felt Board Pattern eBook along with 10 other apple harvest patterns

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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Mary had a Coloured Lamb

Mary had a Coloured Lamb

This fun activity and song investigates colours, increases vocabulary and promotes an understanding of similes.

Mary’s lambs are so fluffy. They are made using polar fleece for the sheep’s wool and felt for the bodies.Each sheep is 11.5cm tall (4.5 inches) and 7.5cm wide (3.5 inches).

Mary has lost her lamb and needs our help.
We’ll have to sing to help her find the lost lamb.
Out comes the first lamb and we sing:

Yellow Lamb
Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb,
whose fleece was yellow as…… the sun!

Red Lamb

But, of course, that is not the lamb Mary is looking for. Out comes another lamb that we think may be the right one so we sing again:

Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb
Mary had a little lamb,
whose fleece was red as… an apple!

Continue singing for each different coloured lamb until we find the one whose fleece was white as snow.

White Lamb

Suggestions for the other lambs include:

 as black as night

as pink as fairy floss

 as orange  as carrots

as green as grass

 as blue as the sky

as brown as chocolate

as grey as a storm cloud

 

Ask the children to make suggestions for each colour.

 

Use as many or as few lambs at a time to suit the age and skill of the children playing

Mary had a Coloured Lamb

Inspired by Make Learning Fun and Mallory tells Stories and other blogs which I can’t find again. I ended up making my own patterns for this set.

Pattern for Mary had a Coloured Lamb

or buy a finished  Mary had a Coloured lamb felt set

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Five LIttle Ducks Went Out One Day

Five Little Ducks Felt Board Magic

Five little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said “quack, quack, quack”
But only 4 little ducks came back

Four little ducks

Three little ducks….

Two little ducks….

One little duck….

No little ducks went out one day
Over the hills and far away
Mother duck said “quack, quack, quack”
And all of the five little ducks came back

Buy the Felt Board Set

Buy the pattern

 Pattern for Five Little Ducks is included in the pattern book

 Classic Felt Board Songs

Classic Felt Board Songs eBook

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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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BINGO

BINGO Felt Board Set

There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-O!
B-I-N-G-O,  B-I-N-G-O,    B-I-N-G-O,
And Bingo was his name-O!

There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-O!
(Clap)-I-N-G-O,   (Clap)-I-N-G-O,   (Clap)-I-N-G-O,
And Bingo was his name-O!

There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-O!
(Clap, Clap)-N-G-O,   (Clap, Clap)-N-G-O,   (Clap, Clap)-N-G-O,
And Bingo was his name-O!

There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-O!
(Clap, Clap, Clap)-G-O,   (Clap, Clap, Clap)-G-O,   (Clap, Clap, Clap)-G-O,
And Bingo was his name-O!

There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-O!
(Clap, Clap)-N-G-O   (Clap, Clap)-N-G-O   (Clap, Clap)-N-G-O
And Bingo was his name-O!

There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-O!
(Clap, Clap, Clap)-G-O    (Clap, Clap, Clap)-G-O
(Clap, Clap, Clap)-G-O
And Bingo was his name-O!

There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-O!
(Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap)-O    (Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap)-O
(Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap)-O
And Bingo was his name-O!

There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-O!
(Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap)     (Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap)
(Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap)
And Bingo was his name-O!

The pattern for the BINGO felt set is from the felt board pattern book

Classic Felt Board Songs

by Kate McKnight and published by Felt Board Magic

Classic Felt Board Songs eBook

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