To make the balloons I enlarged a clip art picture of a balloon using Microsoft Word and used it as a template to cut out the balloons. Then I sewed rick rack on as string. I think the rick rack is what really makes it cute.
Four big balloons, colorful and bright
The red one said, “I feel full and tight.”
The yellow one said, “What a beautiful sky.”
The green one said, “We’re up so high.”
The blue one said, “I can see the bay.”
Then all of them cried, “Oh no! We’re blowing away!”
Whooooooooosh went a playful gust of wind,
And the four big balloons were never seen again.
This flannel board was made by a colleague of mine. It is based on the book “Little White Fish Has a Party” by Guido van Genechten. I really like the sea urchins with their many armed limbs.
Hush-A-Bye Bunny by Holly Surplice
I Am a Bunny by Richard Scarry
Bounces, Rhymes & Fingerplays
Here is a Bunny
Here is a bunny with ears so funny hold up index and middle fingers for ears
And here is his hole in the ground make a circle with the other hand
At the first sound he hears, he pricks up his ears extend two fingers
And hops in the hole in the ground fingers jump into the hole
I saw a little rabbit go hop, hop, hop bounce
I told that little rabbit to stop, stop, stop stopping hand
He wiggled his ears and crinkled his nose touch ears and nose
And wiggled, wiggled, wiggled right down to his toes. Walk fingers down to toes
- Sleeping Bunnies by Kathy Reid-Naiman
- For this song I have the parents rock the babies for the first part of the song and then bounce the babies when it is time to hop.
- All the Little Bunnies by Kathy Reid Naiman
- We bring out the shakers for this song and have the babies shake them to the music.