Five Candles

This is a cute flannel board for birthday and party themes. As I read through the rhyme I have the kids and parents help me blow out the candles. It is fun to see who can flow the hardest.

To make this I used a clip art image I found as a template for the cake. A while ago I stopped using puff paint on my flannels because I always had a hard time drawing even lines or the pieces would stick together after a while. I still wanted to dress up the cake with sprinkles and settled on a colorful pack of beads that I randomly sewed onto the frosting.

Five candles on a birthday cake,
Five, and not one more.
You may blow one candle out,
And that leaves four!

Four candles on a birthday cake,
Four, and not one more.
You may blow one candle out,
And that leaves three!

Three candles on a birthday cake,
Three, and not one more.
You may blow one candle out,
And that leaves two!

Two candles on a birthday cake,
Two, and not one more.
You may blow one candle out,
And that leaves one!

One candle on a birthday cake
We know its task is done.
You may blow one candle out,
And that leaves none!

Four Big Balloons

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.