Caps for Sale

“Caps for Sale” was adapted from the book by Esphyr Slobodkina by a fellow children’s librarian. The original text was a bit cumbersome to be told as a flannel board story and was adapted to make retelling easier. Since the peddler scolds the monkeys several different times, you can have the children respond as if they are the monkeys by either shaking their fingers, stamping their feet, or throwing their pretend caps on the ground.

Whose Hat? Whose Tool?

“Whose Hat? Whose Tool?” has been in the children’s staff collection long before I started working here. I have no idea where the images that are used came from. There is not a particular script to be used with this but rather you start with a picture of the tool on the board and first see if you can figure out what it is and who would use it. After a couple of guesses, add the appropriate hat to see if the community helper can be identified.

Teddy Wore His Red Hat

This flannel board is the creation of one of my fellow children’s librarians. I like not only how each hat is a different color but that it matches a job or community helper that children know. “Teddy Wore His Red Hat” is an easy flannel board to have children help participate in. You can pass out the hats before hand and a child can bring up the matching color of hat as you sing the song.

tune: Mary Wore Her Red Dress

Teddy wore his red hat, red hat, red hat,
Teddy wore his red hat all day long.

Teddy wore his white hat…
Teddy wore his yellow hat…
Teddy wore his purple hat…
Teddy wore his blue hat…
Teddy wore his orange hat…
Teddy wore his green hat…
Teddy wore his gray hat…
Teddy wore his brown hat…
Teddy wore his striped hat…