Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Flannel Friday-Toot Toot!

A couple of years ago I was planning a sensory story time and ran across this rhyme on an ALSC blog post.  I loved it so much that I "borrowed" it and used clip art and pictures to make the artwork for the flannelized version.  What I really like about this rhyme is the pairing of foods and the critical thinking skills that kids use when coming up with replies.  After all, what can you make with a smooshed peanut?  How about an apple?  There are many directions that you can take this from just saying the original rhyme to adding more verses with the kids.  Trust me, they will come up with MANY ideas.

The rhyme goes:
 
A peanut sat on the railroad track; its heart was all a-flutter
The five-fifteen came rushing by-Toot! Toot! Peanut butter!
 

A lemon sat on the railroad track; its heart was all a-flutter
The five-fifteen came rushing by-Toot! Toot! Lemonade!
 
 
 

A pea sat on the railroad track; its heart was all a-flutter
The five-fifteen came rushing by-Toot! Toot! Split pea soup!
 
 
 
An apple sat on the railroad track; its heart was all a-flutter
The five-fifteen came rushing by-Toot! Toot! Applesauce!
 
 
 
A strawberry sat on the railroad track; its heart was all a-flutter
The five-fifteen came rushing by-Toot! Toot! Strawberry jam!
 
If you are saying the rhyme, it makes it more fun if you pause after saying "Toot! Toot"  This gives the kids a chance to guess (or think about guessing).
 
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