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.
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.
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
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.