I’m Going to Wear A Sweater

This flannel board I copied from Wendy at Flannel Board Fun. The set has pieces for articles of clothing for cold weather as well as for rain. I’ve included the cold portion here. It is sung to For He’s A Jolly Good Fellow. Since the tune is simple, is is easy for kids to pick up on and join in.

I’m going to wear a sweater,
I’m going to wear a sweater,
I’m going to wear a sweater…
When I go out today.

hat…
mittens…
scarf…
snow boots…

Aikendrum

“Aikendrum” is well known to Raffi fans. I like using this flannel board with the music playing as we go along. It great for moon and silly storytimes.

There was a man lived in the moon, in the moon, in the moon
There was a man lived in the moon and his name was Aikendrum

And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle
He played upon a ladle and his name was Aikendrum

And his hair was made of spaghetti, spaghetti, spaghetti
His hair was made of spaghetti and his name was Aikendrum

And his eyes were made of meatballs, meatballs, meatballs
His eyes were made of meatballs and his name was Aikendrum

And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle
He played upon a ladle and his name was Aikendrum

And his nose was made of cheese, cheese, cheese
His nose was made of cheese and his name was Aikendrum

And his mouth was made of pizza, pizza, pizza
His mouth was made of pizza and his name was Aikendrum

And he played upon a ladle, a ladle, a ladle
He played upon a ladle and his name was Aikendrum

There was a man lived in the moon, in the moon, in the moon
There was a man lived in the moon and his name was Aikendrum

Food-Babies

Finding books on food for babies is fairly straightforward as there are an abundance of choice. I’ve only listed a few below. In particular, Yusuke Yoonezu authors quite a few different food related books. I don’t usually do flannel board stories with babies, but occasionally there is one that is simple enough to be appropriate

Books

Every Color Soup by Jorey Hurley
Exotic Fruit by Huy Voun Lee
Food by Yusuke Yonezu
Orange Pear Apple Bear by Emily Gravett
Strawberries Are Red by Petr Horacek
Where is Baby’s Yummy Tummy by Karen Katz
Who’s Hungry by Dean Hacohen
Yum Yum! by Yusuke Yonezu

Bounces, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Acka Backa
Acka backa soda cracker, acka backa boo! bounce baby
Acka backa soda cracker, I love you! bounce baby, then give a hug
Acka backa soda cracker, acka backa boo! bounce baby
Acka backa soda cracker, UP goes you! bounce baby, then lift in the air
Acka backa soda cracker, acka backa boo! bounce baby
Acka backa soda cracker, I love you! bounce baby, then give a hug

Apple Tree
Way up high in the apple tree, raise baby’s arms over head
Two little apples did I see. hold up two fingers
So I shook that tree as hard as I could, jiggle baby
And down came the apples, lower baby between your legs to the ground
Mmm! They were good! Rub baby’s tummy and hug

Ten Plump Peas
Ten plump peas in a peapod pressed show ten fingers
One grew, two grew, so did all the rest put up fingers
They grew and grew and did not stop
Until one day the pod went POP! Clap hands

This Little Piggy
This little piggy went to market
This little piggy stayed home
This little piggy had roast beef
This little piggy had none
This little piggy cried “wee wee wee!” all the way home

Flannel Boards

Music

Tony Chestnut by Carol Hammett
As the song progress point to the parts of the body that correspond the sounds in the words-toe, knee, chest, heat(nut), nose, and eye.
Spaghetti Legs by Jim Gill
We wiggle and shake all the parts of the body listed in the song-legs, arms, neck fingers, and body. In the interest of not injuring the babies, we tap gently on the neck. For the whole body we bounce along.