This week’s Flannel Friday is inspired by Melissa, and her post “5 Strawberries.”
I used a clip art strawberry that I liked and used Publisher to stretch it out to make different sizes. (Melissa does have a template up on her blog that I completely forget about when I pinned the picture to Pinterest! I need to start making better comments!) Like Melissa, I did the seeds with embroidery floss since it was easier for me as my puffy paint stock is black, white, and pink.
When I did this during “Letter S” storytime, I used our storytime mascot to pull off the strawberries in this rhyme:
Five red strawberries, sweet to the core.
Bear came and ate one and then there were four.
Four red strawberries, growing near a tree.
Bear came and ate one and then there were three.
Three red strawberries, for you and you and you.
Bear came and ate one and then there were two.
Two red strawberries, sitting in the sun.
Bear came and ate one and then there was one.
One red strawberry, left all alone.
Bear came and ate it and then there were none.
(Rhyme was modified by one that Abby posted about apples!)
Anyway, you can guess that the kids LOVED seeing a puppet grab pieces off the feltboard! I will definitely be using this flannel again in “Picnic” storytime in a few weeks!