Tag Archives: Felt Board Activity

Monkeys Eating Cake: Fingerplay

5 Little Monkeys Eating Cake
Words and Actions by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed

Five little monkeys eating too much cake.
HOLD UP FIVE FINGERS
ALTERNATE BRINGING HANDS TO MOUTH AS IF EATING
One got a huge bell-y-ache
HOLD UP ONE FINGER
HANDS ON STOMACH AND FROWN
Momma called the Doctor and the Doctor said,
HAND MAKES A “Y” BY HAVING THUMB AND PINKY FINGER     STICK OUT OF FIST; BRING TO EAR LIKE A PHONE
No more monkeys eating too much cake.”
SHAKE POINTER FINGER AT IMAGINARY MONKEYS

CONTINUE RHYME COUNTING DOWN FROM 4 TO 1 .

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Counting Sheep: Fingerplay & Flannel Activity

Counting Sleeps’ Sheep
Words and Actions by CK Emanuel

I count the sheep– 1, 2, 3
MOVE INDEX FINGER AS IF COUNTING OBJECTS
HOLD UP FINGERS AS COUNTS
With wool like a cloudy sea
LOOK UP, HANDS OVERHEAD AND MOVE IN WAVY PATTERN
I count the sheep– 4, 5, 6
AS BEFORE
As they jump a fence of sticks
ONE HAND MAKES A FENCE PERPENDICULAR TO BODY;
HAVE OTHER HAND FISTED AND “JUMP” IT OVER FENCE
I count the sheep– 7, 8, 9
AS BEFORE
On imagined hills of mine
BRING FINGERTIPS TOGETHER TO FASHION ROUNDED HILL
I count the sheep– 10 and more
AS BEFORE; FOR “MORE”, TURN PALMS FLAT  AND OUT
When I start to drift and snore
HANDS TOGETHER, TOUCHING SIDE OF FACE

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Bus: Action Song

Charlie the Bus
To the tune of Sally the Camel
Text By: C.K. Emanuel

Charlie the bus has 10* seats
Charlie the bus has 10* seats
Charlie the bus has 10* seats
So drive Charlie drive
Chug chug chug

*Count down by 2’s

Charlie the bus has 4 seats
Charlie the bus has 4 seats
Charlie the bus has 4 seats
Because Charlie is a car, of course
Zoom!
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Shape Monster: Flannel Board Activity

Shape.Monsters2Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
How about a RED TRIANGLE for your lunch?

Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
How about a BLUE SQUARE for your lunch?

Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
How about a YELLOW CIRCLE for your lunch?

Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
How about a GREEN RECTANGLE for your lunch?

Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
How about a ORANGE OVAL for your lunch?

Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
How about a PURPLE DIAMOND for your lunch?

Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
Hope you enjoyed your shape lunch!

Source: An old felt story from the Library I Work. A quick online search showed many postings of the rhyme, but the original source did not jump out at me.
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Painting a Merry-Go-Round: Felt Song

felt merry go round with colored horses

Words attributed to Kidsongs: Adapted Slightly
To the tune of: Oh Dear! What Can the Matter Be?

Oh Dear, what should the color be
Oh Dear, what should the color be
Oh Dear, what should the color be
Pierre can’t make up his mind

He’s painting a picture of
carousel horses
So many colors and so many choices
Should he pick purple or should he
pick yellow
To color the first horse in line?

(Repeat chorus)

Source: “Free Lyrics.” Kidsongs. Accessed 2.24.15. http://www.kidsongs.com/lyrics

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Robin Hood’s Bow and Arrows: Story Props

Bow and 3 arrowsNeed for Bow:
1 pool noodle
gray yarn -3 strands breaded together, length roughly 1 and 3/4s length of noodle, strung through pool noodle and knotted off (bow strong)
black felt (hand gripper)

Need for  Arrows:
2 straws (inside of the 2 arrow stems)
black felt (outside of the 2 arrow stems)
gray felt (arrow tip)
green felt (arrow end fringe)
orange foam (golden arrow stem)
yellow construction paper (golden arrow tip and fringe)

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Spaceship: Action Activity

My Little Gray Spaceship
Words by CK Emanuel
To the tune of: Bumping Up and Down in My Little Red Wagon

Flying all around in my little gray spaceship,
Flying all around in my little gray spaceship,
Flying all around in my little gray spaceship,
Won’t you join my landing crew?

How to Play: Start with two original “alien” crew captains (Adapt number of original captains based upon the number of your participants.) The game resembles a type of “follow the leader.” As the crew “flys all around” they have to follow their captain. With the last line of the rhyme, the captain adds one or two new crew members (Again, adjust for number of participants).  This activity works best if there is time for kids to change roles (captain/crew).

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