Inspired by Emma Garcia’s fabulous book Tip Tip Dig Dig and Jane at Piper Loves the Library, I give you:
I typically use this as an extension activity after reading the book. I do a take on “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”:
Red crane, red crane, what do you see?
I see a yellow digger looking at me.
Yellow digger, yellow digger, what do you see?
I see a purple mixer looking at me.
It doesn’t have the perfect cadence at “Brown Bear”, but the kids really enjoy the mash-up. I did run into a small problem at storytime this past fall when my parents tried to chime in with me, but couldn’t stay with me on beat as I changed speed to make the rhyme fit. I warned the next group ahead of time to just let me do my thing, haha.
As for the template, I photocopied the pages from the book to make my pieces. I used the biggest spreads, but I would consider shrinking it down if I were making this flannel again!