Clickety-Clack

Melissa at Mel’s desk posted this rhyme. She also included her pattern for the pieces. I used her pattern when I made this set. This is an easy one to use with toddler who like to help manipulate the pieces. I like that there is the the technical names for the different train cars. It is a great way to expose children to vocabulary.

Clickety-clack, clickety-clack,
Here comes the train on the railroad track!

Clickety-clack, clickety-clunn,
Here comes engine number one.

Clickety-clew, clickety-clew,
Here comes coal car number two.

Clickety-clee, clickety-clee,
Here comes box car number three.

Clickety-clore, clickety-clore
Here comes tank car number four.

Clickety-clive, clickety-clive
Here comes coach car number five.

Clickety-clicks, clickety-clicks
Here’s the caboose, that’s number six.

Clickety-clack, clickety-clack,
There goes the train on the railroad track!

Choo-choooooooooo! Goodbye!

This Little Train

This was on the first flannel boards I had done that included embroidery work. I had seen Katie’s over at Storytime Katie and loved it so I naturally had to do it do. All of the little details really make the train stand out. There is a link to the train pattern on her page.

This little train, painted black,
Keeps us chugging down the track,
With a choo, choo, clicky-clack, hear the whistle blow,
This little train goes rolling home.

This little train, painted gray,
Takes us places far away,
With a choo, choo, clicky-clack, hear the whistle blow,
This little train goes rolling home.

This little train, painted white,
Keeps things cold both day and night,
With a choo, choo, clicky-clack, hear the whistle blow,
This little train goes rolling home.

This little train, painted blue,
It has seats for me and you,
With a choo, choo, clicky-clack, hear the whistle blow,
This little train goes rolling home.

This little train, painted green,
Rolls on by the field and stream,
With a choo, choo, clicky-clack, hear the whistle blow,
This little train goes rolling home.

This little train, painted red,
Is where the engineer goes to bed,
With a choo, choo, clicky-clack, hear the whistle blow,
This little train goes rolling home.

Fall-Babies

Books

Autumn: A Pop-Up Book by David Carter
Fall Is Here! by Frankie Jones
Jump into Fall by Gareth Llewhellin
Leaves: An Autumn Pop-Up Book by Janet Lawier

Flannel Board

Bounces, Rhymes & Fingerplays

Falling Leaves
Little leaves falling down flutter fingers like falling leaves
Red and yellow, orange and brown
Whirling, twirling, round and round twirl hands in circles
Falling softly to the ground flutter fingers to floor

Music

Leaves Are Falling by Carole Stephens
During this song we wiggle our fingers in a downward motion to mimic the falling leaves and then point to our nose, toes, head, ears, and elbows.