The Bus For Us

“The Bus for Us” is written by Suzanne Bloom. I am certainly not the first person to have retold the story in flannel board form. Most of my vehicle patterns came from Learn Create Love. There are a ton of craft patterns that translate well into felt. The people came from an Etsy shop called My Dollies By Nettie. For all the vehicles I made a front section that I put up on the board first so that the kids can guess that the vehicle is. I then switch it out for the full sized vehicle.

My Big Blue Boat

There are some great picture books about boats but not many boat themed flannel boards. “My Big Blue Boat” is a rhyme that has a few variations depending on who is reciting it. I got my version from Mel at Mel’s Desk to us with both my baby and toddler storytimes. It is a simple rhyme and easy to incorporate color recognition as you sing through it.

Tune: The Muffin Man

I’m sailing in my big blue boat,
Big blue boat, big blue boat.
I’m sailing in my big blue boat, on the deep blue sea.

My blue boat has a purple mast…
My blue boat has two red sails…
My blue boat has a yellow flag…