Lately, I've been doing story times with a color theme, mostly just as a way of organizing all my greatest hits into a coherent structure so that I can have a little variety as summer winds down. This morning, finding myself not fully satisfied by one of my green-themed rhymes, I decided to put a new twist an old favorite flannel board.
King Green was born.
King Green wears a green crown all the time.
When he's feeling fancy, he also wears a green tie.
When he's feeling cold, he wears a green scarf.
When it rains, he carries a green umbrella and wears green boots.
When it snows, he wears green mittens.
When he needs some good luck, he wears a shamrock.
I attempted to sing about each of these items, to the tune of Mary Wore Her Red Dress. "The King wore his green crown..." etc. Unfortunately, I got nervous and forgot the ukulele chords, so it didn't work so well. However, the concept is good. It's a great way to use some of those forgotten flannel pieces, and it can be adapted to any color. I plan to do a rainbow-themed story time in a couple of weeks, when I'm finished with individual colors, and when I do, I think King, Queen, or Princess Rainbow might make an appearance as well.
Today's Flannel Friday Round-Up is hosted by Liz at Putting Smiles on Faces.