Animals should definitely not wear clothing. by Judi Barrett Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth Firefighter Duckies by Frank W. Dormer Hat’s Are Not for Cats! by Jacqueline K. Rayner How Do You Hug A Porcupine? by Laurie Isop Is Everyone Ready for Fun? By Jan Thomas Is That Wise, Pig? by Jan Thomas Pet Wash by Dayle Ann Dodds Silly Sally by Audry Wood Where Is the Green Sheep? By Mem Fox
“Down By the Bay” has been sung by so many people with several variations. I like playing Raffi’s version because his sense of silly is understood by children so well. This set matches his lyrics. The animals are from the collections of Iana Kauri on Shutterstock. I think her clip art translates well into felt. The llama is my favorite animal of the bunch. The fly is currently wingless since I could figure out a good way to add wings.
When it is cold, mittens are great for keeping warm. I found this flannel board over at Adventures in Storytime. As I read through the rhyme, the goal is for kids to listen to the name of an object and think of a color that rhymes with that object. These mittens can be used with the plain side showing or the reverse in which I have taped clip art showing the object that I am saying. It is a great way to play with language and develop reading skills.