This flannel board was one of the first I had ever made although I have remade it in this form in the years since. I got this version from Kid Jamboree. Other versions have a lobster instead of a crab. This was part of an ocean animals themed storykit in my library district so I added a lot more detail with beads and sequins.
Five little ocean friends on the ocean floor
The starfish walks away and then there were four.
Four little ocean friends living in the sea
The crab slides away and then there were three.
Three little ocean friends looking for a clue
“Glub, glub” said the jellyfish and now there are two.
Two little ocean friends not having any fun
The seahorse swam away and then there was one.
One little octopus sad and all alone
Back swims the seahorse, back swims the jellyfish
Back swims the crab, back swims the starfish
And they played in the sea foam, safe in their home.
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