Saturday, 24 March 2012

Flannel Friday: Mr Shark

When you need a shark, fast!

Clip art + double-sided tape + disposable glove!

Five little fishes in the sea

Five little fishes swimming in the sea,
Teasing Mr. Shark,
You can't catch me, you can't catch me.
Well along came Mr. Shark as quiet as can be,
And he snapped a fish right out of the sea!

This was recently featured by Abby the Librarian in her Fish Storytime. There are versions a plently (derived from 5 Little Monkeys swinging in a tree) on the internet. I got the words from the BLAST Early Learning Series at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. This series has lots of other great programming ideas too.

The fish template came from a set of pretty sea decorations with a big fish template. The shark was made on open source 3D modelling software called Seamless3d by Thyme (I wish I had the time and talent).

I had enough fish for everyone, so the after the shark caught the ones on the board he was after all the fish!

Today’s Flannel Friday host is Cate at Storytiming. You can also find past and future roundups at So Tomorrow. For a visual round-up of all postings, check out Flannel Friday on Pinterest.


  1. How awesome and creative! Love your idea for a quick shark! I wonder if it is workable as a craft so that the kids can have their own fish and shark to take home. Hmmmm... I'll have to think about this! Thanks for the inspiration! You always have great ideas!!

    1. Nice idea (I wouldn't want to do all that cutting though)!

  2. Like the idea of attaching a shark (or any other snapping creature) onto a clear glove. Will have to try this sometime.

    1. Yes, it could work well for crocodile, aligator etc.


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