Narrating Tales of Preschool Storytime

"There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle and a very happy start." -Shel Silverstein

Flannel Friday: Five Little Owls

Here is a fun owl rhyme to use in storytime!  Seth wrote it for me because he’s so good at it.  We had a tough time with the last lines but finally found something that worked.  It was probably a good idea to not use our earlier ideas that included Will Smith songs, after that the ending got dark, very dark.  So here is the rhyme (child appropriate) 🙂

5 Sleeping Owls are letting out a snore
One woke up and that left four

4 Dozing Owls are sitting in a tree
One fell off and that left three

3 Lazy Owls are sleeping the whole day through
One made some coffee and that left 2

2 Groggy Owls watching the setting sun
One fell back asleep and that left one

1 Yawning Owl ready to get some things done
He flew off into the night and that left none

OR, Seth really liked this ending:

1 Cranky Owl hoping to eat some cereal
But someone drank most of the milk and put the carton back in the fridge, which is like THE MILLIONTH TIME this has happened, so now he has a bowl of cereal that is slightly soggy at the bottom and the rest is just dry and why did he BOTHER to get out of bed today, in fact that was his first mistake. So he goes back to sleep and then there were none!



Flannel Friday: Baby Bumblebee (Song by Dr. Jean)

I’m sure you all know the song Baby Bumblebee.  There is a version that Dr. Jean sings that also includes a Kitty Cat, Puppy Dog, and Rattlesnake.  I decided it would be fun to have the felt animals as we sang along just to add a little more to it.  After making my dog red, I noticed he looks like a weird version of Clifford the Big Red Dog.  That was not on purpose, ha ha.  I also cheated and used the spiral die cut for the snake.  Hey!  I’m lazy, OK?!


Flannel Friday: Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep

I am so excited to share my Flannel Friday with you all this week!  Mainly because it is ADORABLE.  I based my flannel board on the book Farmer Brown Shears His Sheep By: Teri Sloat.  Now, I will apologize now if you don’t already have this book in your collection, good luck getting it, it seems to be out of print grrrrr.  It’s a book I forgot I used to use in storytime when I first started working in the children’s department.  It’s about a farmer who shears all his sheep and takes their wool.  The sheep are very concerned and upset so they follow Farmer Brown to see what he is doing with their wool.  They are constantly complaining that they are cold and they want their wool back.  Farmer Brown travels to get the wool cleaned, combed, spun, dyed and it’s then he realizes the sheep are freezing!  So he takes them back to his farm and makes each of them a…CARDIGAN!  It’s a really cute rhyming story.  I figured this would be a great story to adapt to a flannel board.  Sorry I don’t have a template, I actually drew my sheep all by myself!  I can’t draw at all, so I was very proud 🙂  So here it is…

Wooly Sheep!

Naked Sheep!

Cardigan Sheep!


Flannel Friday: Five Little Sea Creatures

Five Little Sea Creatures


5 little sea creatures on the ocean floor, the lobster walked away and now there are 4.

4 little sea creatures living in the sea, the octopus crept away and now there are 3.

3 little sea creatures wondering what to do, goodbye said the starfish and now there are 2.

2 little sea creatures not having much fun, off swam the seahorse and now there is 1.

1 little hermit crab, sad and all alone, he went home and then there were none.

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