Happy Flannel Friday!
Storytime was awesome yesterday. My theme was ducks, I’ll post my storytime outline a little later.
I borrowed my #FF this week from the lovely Fran McKinney. She presented at the Chicago Metro AEYC Opening Minds conference in January.
If you ever get the chance to catch her one of her presentations, DO NOT SKIP IT! She is delightful, and her storytime ideas are a cut above. Actually, that’s an understatement…They’re about as good as it gets. She also has a new CD with several awesome storytime tracks. It’s a must-have for every storytime room. You can preview the tracks on her CDBaby profile.
This is less a felt board, but it fills the loose #FF framework. It could not be easier to replicate.
A while ago, I found a bunch of these dinky little throw blankets in the cheapo bins at Target for $1 each. I picked up a few, and have the, stashed away for a rainy day. I cut off the hem, and it makes an excellent little pond or lake.
I spread out the “lake” in the middle of the floor, and we all gathered around it. I brought out our great big bag of little stuffed animals, and dumped the whole thing on the floor. There’s more than enough for every child to have one–at least 40. (This always creates a bit of crazed excitement, to say the least). Then I picked up the first thing I could find, and sang this zipper song:
I Went to the Lake
(Tune: Do Your Ears Hang Low)
I went to the lake
And who was there
Bubba* found a duck**
that was really scared
and the duck did jump (bounce the animal)
And the duck did shake (shake the animal)
And fell from Bubba’s hand
and jumped in the lake (hop the animal into the lake)
Boom-diddi-ada quack quack***
But here’s me singing the tune (at very rapid pace). DON’T MAKE FUN! I have the world’s silliest voice.
Update: Wow! I said I would post a clip of this song, but that it turns out wordpress is a big a-hole! Anyway, after trying about a zillion different methods I finally found a semi-acceptable way to post a 17-second clip. That was a pain in the butt! Believe it or not the simplest ways was to use my beloved animoto.
Hey! You promised you wouldn’t laugh!!!!