Flannel Friday: Five Little Alligators

A quick laminated set of alligators for this Flannel Friday!

20140722-221330-80010449.jpg

This was a clipart alligator and I just made five of him/her. I used this in Alligators & Crocodiles storytime, with this rhyme from Esther Storytimes:

One little alligator swimming in a pool
Another comes along and now there are two
Two little alligators swimming by a tree
Another comes along and now there are three
Three little alligators swimming near the shore
Another comes along and now there are four
Four little alligators swim, splash, and dive
Another comes along and now there are five
Five little alligators having lots of fun
Mama calls, “It’s time for bed!” and now the fun is done!

It occurs to me as I write this post that these could also potentially be crocodiles because I have no idea what the difference between the two animals are! Maybe the clipart will work for both.


TBA is hosting the round-up today! You can also check out our website, Pinterest, or Facebook!

7 comments on “Flannel Friday: Five Little Alligators

  1. Jen
    February 1, 2015 at 3:03 pm #

    Alligators have shorter, wider snouts; crocodiles have a long, skinny snout (I think there are a couple of other differences, but this is the one I always remember).

    But yours are suitably generic to pass for either 🙂

    • Katie
      February 21, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

      That’s good to know!

      Thanks for the gator/croc info. I will hopefully remember that the next time a kiddo asks me who is who.

  2. shellibrary
    February 1, 2015 at 6:23 pm #

    Hello – I just made some gators for a storytime with animals and there babies. I can use this rhyme in the future 🙂

    • Katie
      February 21, 2015 at 3:21 pm #

      I’m glad to hear that!

  3. Traci
    May 11, 2016 at 12:36 pm #

    When they close their mouths, you cannot see the teeth on the alligator. You can see the fourth bottom tooth on the crocodile. My son was obsessed with reptiles. I have way too much useless info in my head!

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

      But this is HELPFUL to me! So I guess for these guys, I can still use either since their mouths are open.

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Alligators & Crocodiles! | storytime katie - April 21, 2015

    […] Flannelboard: “Five Little Alligators” One little alligator swimming in a pool Another comes along and now there are two Two little alligators swimming by a tree Another comes along and now there are three Three little alligators swimming near the shore Another comes along and now there are four Four little alligators swim, splash, and dive Another comes along and now there are five Five little alligators having lots of fun Mama calls, “It’s time for bed!” and now the fun is done! Credit: Esther Storytimes […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: