Friday, July 19, 2013

Flannel Friday-Bugs in a Rug

We are still in the midst of summer reading craziness, so I am raiding my large file cabinet for submissions.  This week we used bugs as our story time theme and this rhyme fits in perfectly with it.  It originally came from Mailbox Preschool, but I will admit that I forgot to write down which issue.  

Five little bugs are sitting on a rug.
One is the bee.  Buzz, buzz, buzz!
Two is the firefly.  Blink, blink, blink!
Three is the ant.  Work, work, work!
Four is the grasshopper.  Hop, hop, hop!
Five is the butterfly. Flap, flap, flap!
Now five bugs are snug,
All rolled up in a rug!

To make it more interactive as the kiddos needed something extra this week to keep the wiggles at bay, we added actions as the pieces went up on the board.  For the bumblebee, we all buzzed (kids love to make buzzing noises!).  For the firefly, we open and closed our hands to make blinking motions.  Work is hard for the ant so we just marched.  We hopped for the grasshopper and used our arms as wings to flap as the butterfly.  When it is 105 in Michigan, you need any movement you can get as nobody is playing outside.

This week's Flannel Friday round-up is being hosted by Miss Meg's Storytime.  It is her first time, so stop by and check out all of the submissions!  For all things Flannel Friday, check out the official blog.  For a visual look at Flannel Friday, check out our Pinterest boards.

1 comment:

  1. This is so clever! This is a great visual transition to help kids get their wiggles out and then settle down for another seated activity. If you place the bugs on a piece of fabric or felt ("rug"), the kids can lower themselves to the ground as you roll up the rug. I love it!


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