Flannel Friday: Campfire Pokey!

This flannelboard comes courtesy of Mollie at What Happens in Storytime!

Making this flannelboard was super easy — I just got some simple clip art and cut it up right before storytime. The kids loved doing the hokey pokey as I put the different food up on the board. I did use a potato instead of an apple on the suggestion of a storytime mom; their family bakes potatoes in the coals of their fire!

Lyrics are from Preschool Education, originally brought to my attention by Mollie:

“Camping Pokey”
Sung to: “Hokey Pokey”
You put your marshmallow in,
You take your marshmallow out,
You put your marshmallow in
and you shake it all about,
You do the campfire pokey,
and you turn yourself around,
And that’s what it’s all about, hey!

Substitute “marshmallow” with hot dog, apple, popcorn, and anything else that you can roast over the campfire.

Mary is hosting Flannel Friday this week; visit her blog to leave a comment/link to your post! To find out more about Flannel Friday, please visit the Flannel Friday website!

9 comments on “Flannel Friday: Campfire Pokey!

  1. Amy
    July 6, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    I had also seen this flannel idea, but I didn’t have time to make a flannel for my camping storytime, so instead I had a volunteer make a pretend campfire out of construction paper and a paper plate. Then we used shaker eggs and pretended they were different foods while shaking them over the fire to the Campfire Pokey song. The kids loved it! I’d love to try the flannel version when I have some time to make it, but I wanted to share the alternative as well in case anyone wants to mix it up.

  2. K
    July 7, 2012 at 2:42 am #

    Very cute! Love using the Hokey Pokey as a jumping off point for a themed version of a get-up-and-move activity to get the wiggles out before continuing a storytime. It always helps the little ones settle back down for another book or two. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this week! Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    ~ K ~

  3. lena
    August 22, 2012 at 10:53 pm #

    Love this! Gonna make my own, but not as great as yours!

    • Katie
      August 23, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

      Yours will be just as great! Enjoy!


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