Thursday, August 2, 2012

Flannel Friday-5 Fast Rockets

This week's flannel friday rhyme and pattern came out of Finger Folk by Marilyn Lohnes.  I really like the patterns in this book because they work really well with small flannelboards or gloves.

To make 5 Fast Rockets, I used the pattern with white fun foam.  The details on the rockets are made from glitter glue.

Five Fast Rockets

1 (2, 3, 4) fast rocket(s)
Blasting off to space.
Here comes another one.
Now they can race!

Closing verse
5 fast rockets
Let the race begin!
They'll circle the moon,
Then home they'll zoom.
Which do you think will win?

(From Finger Folk by Marilyn Lohnes)

With this rhyme I used my small lapboard.  I added a 1-inch wide piece of elastic to the back so I could put my hand through it.  The elastic will also hold my printed rhyme so it looks like I have the rhyme memorized.

For those who haven't seen a storytelling glove before, my rockets are attached to one below.  Younger children really like the glove to the point where they seem mesmerized by it.  I have a feeling it is the dark blue color that holds their attention.

This week's round-up is hosted by Liz at Putting Smiles on Faces.


  1. Your elastic idea is very creative! Where did you get your small flannelboard?

    I love using my gloves ~ especially with my youngest group. Makes it easy to get up and move around while you are doing a count-up or count-down rhyme. :-) I also recommend the book, Finger Folk ~ awesome patterns and fun rhymes!

    Thanks for sharing your sparkly rockets this week!
    Have a wonderful Friday!

  2. Great idea! I am now going to add elastic to my small board. I have a mit and it is really fun to use with the 5 little whatits rhymes.

  3. Kay-The small flannelboard is available through Lakeshore Learning at