Friday, August 3, 2012

#flannelfriday : 5 Little Parrots

Determined to be on top of things this fall, I am working on plans for our fall storytimes. One of my storytimes is going to be jungles, so this week, I made 5 little parrots and wrote up a 5 Little Parrots rhyme!

Here are my parrots:


I used large red pom poms, yellow fun foam for the beak, wiggle eyes, and colorful feathers glued on the back for the tails. I attached everything with hot glue and I hot-glued a velcro dot on the back for each use with our flannel mitt.

I wrote a rhyme that counts up from one to five and then back down to zero, but you could use just part of the rhyme if you wanted to shorten it.

Five Little Parrots (Count Up and Down)

One little parrot, not knowing what to do
Along came another and then there were two!

Two little parrots, as chipper as could be
Along came another and then there were three!

Three little parrots, high above the jungle floor
Along came another and then there were four!

Four little parrots, glad to be alive
Along came another and then there were five!

Five little parrots, no room for more
One flew away and then there were four!

Four little parrots, getting quite hungry 
One flew away and then there were three!

Three little parrots, red and green and blue
One flew away and then there were two!

Two little parrots, when the day is done
One flew away and then there was one!

One little parrot, far away did roam
He was lonely, so he went home!

Enjoy! And do check out this week's Flannel Friday roundup at Putting Smiles on Faces for other great ideas!

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