Even I am not above purchasing patterns and rhymes when my creative juices are running low. Five Little Clouds is a free pattern by Kate over at Felt Board Magic. Kate has some really cute patterns that I like to re-purpose elements into other rhymes.
This is a simple little flannel to put together and works great with weather and astronomy themes. I got the idea from Amy over at One Little Librarian. I like how you can use the clouds to hide the suns instead of removing the suns from the flannel board.
Start by covering each sun with a white cloud. “I have some clouds to show you. It looks like something is trying to peek through those clouds!” Uncover the suns as you sing.
1 little, 2 little, 3 little sunshines,
4 little, 5 little, 6 little sunshines,
7 little, 8 little, 9 little sunshines,
10 little sun are out today!
“Uh oh, looks like it’s getting cloudy again!” Cover the suns back up while singing the second verse.
9 little, 8 little, 7 little sunshines,
6 little, 5 little, 4 little sunshines,
3 little, 2 little, 1 little sunshine,
No little suns are out today.
I see a yellow star smiling at me!
Yellow Star, Yellow Star, what do you see?
I see a blue cloud smiling at me!
Blue Cloud, Blue Cloud, what do you see?
I see a raindrop smiling at me!
Raindrop, Raindrop, what do you see?
I see a rainbow smiling at me!
Rainbow, Rainbow, what do you see?
I see a bright sun smiling at me!
Bright Sun, Bright Sun what do you see?
I see lots of pretty things smiling at me!