This week I am sharing a flannel/song. I like to have different versions of songs that go to the same tune. This one in particular is sung to the tune of BINGO, but it’s about PIGGY! I also have versions of TEDDY and BUNNY.
There was a hungry little hog and Piggy was his name-o, P-I-G-G-Y, P-I-G-G-Y, P-I-G-G-Y and Piggy was his name-o!
You then continue to sing the song the way you would BINGO and remove a letter each time and clap instead of saying the letter out loud. I like to have a place holder for my letters. It helps me and the kids to keep track of how many claps we need to do.
I know winter isn’t here quite yet, but it will be before we know it! It’s a bit chilly outside today here in Vegas (50 degrees, yes I know that’s not very cold, but it is for us!) so I thought this flannel would be perfect to share.
Five Little Snowmen
Five little snowmen standing in a row, each with a hat and a big red bow, out came the sun and it stayed all day, and one little snowman melted away.
One little snowman standing all alone, with one red hat and one red bow, out came the sun and it stayed all day, no more little snowmen, they all melted away!
As you can see I have the 5 little snowmen and as I’m reading the rhyme each time one melts away the snowman is replaced with a puddle. Enjoy!
Here is my transportation storytime handout!
Transportation Storytime Handout
Here is the craft that I used with it. Sometimes I stray a bit from the actual theme and do a craft more based on one of the books. I like the kids to use their imagination sometimes and incorporating The Pigeon is the perfect way to do that! This craft is based on the book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus By Mo Willems.
I used this craft today in storytime and it went so well! Here are some examples the kids came up with:
Don’t Let the Pigeon…play with the tea set.
Don’t Let the Pigeon…babysit.
Don’t Let the Pigeon…eat the candy.
Don’t Let the Pigeon…fall in the fire.
Don’t Let the Pigeon…have a hot dog party.
Don’t Let the Pigeon…get a shot. (Not GET SHOT as Seth thought I said)
Don’t Let the Pigeon…eat the crayons.
I was so surprised they all came up with their own and no one copied mine, that never happens!