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…

Sock Matching Game

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?!