This flannel board story is based on the book “Dog’s Colorful Day” by Emma Dodd. I found a pattern for the dog on ALA’s website to accompany the book “Storytime Magic” by Kathy MacMillan and Christine Kirker. The black ear spot is sewn on. All the spots can be washed off at the very end.
Here are a trio of elephant rhymes. Five Elephants in the Bathtub came from Sunflower Storytime. One set of elephants can be reused for the different rhymes.
Five Elephants in the Bathtub
One elephant in the bathtub
Going for a swim. Knock, Knock Clap twice
Splash, Splash, Slap knees twice
Come on in! Motion with both hands to come in
Repeat up to ‘Five’
Five elephants in the bathtub
Going for a swim.
Knock, Knock, Splash, Splash,
They all fell in! Knock everything off the flannel board!
One elephant went out to play,
On a spider’s web one day.
He had such enormous fun,
He asked another elephant to come.
Five elephants went out to play,
All on a spider’s web one day.
They had such enormous fun,
They didn’t ask another elephant to come!
Five Little Elephants
Five little elephants rowing toward the shore,
One fell in the water, and that left four.
Four little elephants climbing up a tree,
One slid down the trunk, and that left three.
Three little elephants living in the zoo,
One walked out the gate, and that left tow.
Two little elephants having lots of fun, One went to take a bath, and that left one.
One little elephant sitting in the sun,
She fell sound asleep, and that left none.
I made the washing machine out of a tissue box by covering it with paper. Pulling out the underwear at the end brings plenty of giggles.
Hang socks on clothesline with clothespins across the flannel board.
Ugh, these socks are soooooooooo dirty! Let’s do some laundry.
Put the dirty socks into the washing machine to wash. Press the button, shake it and make washing sounds.
Now let’s see if we can match up our nice clean socks!
Pull out one sock at a time. Ask what color it is. Put up on the board clothespin to the line as you find them. Pull the next sock. Ask if we’ve found a matching pair. Pull out the underwear at the end and say:
How’d that get in there?!