Felt Board Stories!

The Plan

Flannelboard

Flannelboard: “Dear Zoo”

Flannelboard: “I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean”

Flannelboard: “Ouch”

Flannelboard: “Seals on the Bus”

Flannelboard: “Very Hungry Caterpillar”

Extension Activities

Action Song: “Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes”
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, knees and toes
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, knees and toes
Two eyes, two ears, a mouth and a nose
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, knees and toes
Credit: Childhood

Puppet Song: “Flutter, Flutter Butterfly”
Flutter, flutter butterfly,
Floating in the spring sky
Floating by for all to see,
Floating by so merrily
Flutter, flutter butterfly,
Floating in the spring sky
Credit: Best Kids Book Site [Link no longer works]

Song: “Baby Shark”
Baby shark, do-do doot-doot
Baby shark, do-do doot-doot
Baby shark, do-do doot-doot, doo
(Repeat with Mama Shark, Papa Shark, and Grandpa Shark. Baby Shark is done with two hands, wrists touching to make a shark mouth. Mama Shark is slightly bigger, Papa Shark is bigger than Mama. For Grandpa Shark, fold fingers in and clap with no teeth.)
Credit: My amazing (former) co-worker Amanda

Song: “Wheels on the Bus”
The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round.
The wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town.
The wipers on the bus go Swish, swish, swish; The doors on the bus go open and shut; The horn on the bus goes Beep, beep, beep; The Driver on the bus says “Move on back, The people on the bus go Up and Down; The baby on the bus says “Wah, wah, wah”; The mommy on the bus says “Shush, shush, shush.”
Credit: Childhood

How It Went

Site Information
At this location, I do two classrooms. One is a two-year-old classroom and the other is a combined three-year-olds to six-year-olds classroom (basically three classrooms pile into one classroom). I was always directed to the two-year-old room first.

Topic
It was a DREAM COME TRUE to be asked to do an entire storytime based on felt board stories. I almost wept with joy!

Two-Year-Olds
I saved the more complicated flannelboards of “I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean” and “Ouch” for the older classroom. The two-year-olds had a great time. I introduced “Wheels on the Bus” before we did “Seals on the Bus”. They loved the butterfly puppet I pulled out after “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. I would say that “Very Hungry Caterpillar” was their favorite.

Three-Year-Olds — Six-Year-Olds
This older group cracked up at the end of “The Biggest Thing In the Ocean”. Somewhere around age four, I find that kids develop a certain sense of justice and laugh at stories like “The Biggest Thing In the Ocean” or “Ugly Fish”. They also really loved dancing around to “Baby Shark”, though we did have to have a talk about why Grandpa Shark doesn’t have any teeth anymore!

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