Friday, September 2, 2011

Flannel Friday: Fall Post #2: Squirrels

This is my second Flannel Friday post featuring my Fall flannel board kits. (Lots of Fs in that sentence!) This week my theme is squirrels. I was inspired to write the rhyme below by Melissa Depper's many wonderful Down Around the Corner rhymes over at Mel's Desk. I have yet to try this with a group, since it's still a bit early to break out too much Fall stuff, but I plan to use it with my babies and toddlers starting in mid-September.

Down around the corner by the big oak tree
Sat five little acorns looking so yummy
Along came a squirrel with a big bushy tail.
He took one acorn and ran off down the trail.

Down around the corner by the big oak tree
Sat four little acorns looking so yummy
Along came a squirrel with a big bushy tail.
She took one acorn and ran off down the trail.

Down around the corner by the big oak tree
Sat three little acorns looking so yummy
Along came a squirrel with a big bushy tail.
She took one acorn and ran off down the trail.

Down around the corner by the big oak tree
Sat two little acorns looking so yummy
Along came a squirrel with a big bushy tail.
He took one acorn and ran off down the trail.

 
Down around the corner by the big oak tree
Sat one little acorn looking so yummy
Along came a squirrel with a big bushy tail.
She took that acorn and ran off down the trail.


Please excuse my hasty and blurry photography. It was tough to find a moment to take photos.
Here are a couple of other rhymes for possible use with flannel board squirrels:


Five little squirrels sitting in a tree.
The first one said, "It's getting cold for me."
The second one said, "The leaves are falling to the ground."
The third one said, "There are nuts to be found."
The fourth one said, "We better not wait."
The fifth one said, " Fall is really great!"
[Source]
(I made one grammatical correction to this one; otherwise I kept its original form.) 

Five little squirrels sitting in a tree.
The first one said, "What do I see?"
The second one said, "Some nuts on the ground."
The third one said, "Those nuts I found."
The fourth one said, "I'll race you there."
The fifth one said, "All right, that's fair."
So they shook their tails and ran with glee.
To the nuts that lay at the foot of the tree.
[Source]

The clip art for my squirrels and my acorns can be found in a .pdf file here.

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3 comments:

  1. This is so wonderful, thank you! I'm totally using it for a storytime in the fall. :)

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing. This is very fun.

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