Saturday, 26 January 2013

Flannel Friday - Where is Little Green Bug?

Valentine's Day isn't celebrated in the UK in quite the same way as it is in the USA. So our closest storytime to Valentine's Day won't be of the mushy, gushy variety!

However, as our regular sessions in Valentine's week fall on a day when the school is taking a break, we decided to give our Bookbug Rhymetimes a Hug-a-Bug theme! As we've more space when school classes aren't in the library we've combined our Baby and Toddler Rhymetimes and invited older siblings to come along too. These family events are always well attended and we love hosting them. The older children always seem very willing to participate in group activities, and the little ones get to learn how much fun it is to join in.


Where is little green bug? 





For this rhyme I'll display a bug , a rug, a jug and a mug on the board.
I'll start off by asking ...
 
Little green bug, little green bug,
Where are you resting little green bug?
 
 
... and moving the bug around ...
 
The little bug's resting on the rug
 
The little bug's resting on the jug
 
The little bug's resting on the mug ... etc
 
 
As we've got some older children too, I thought we'd talk about WHERE the bug is resting on the objects?
 
 
 


 
Little green bug, little green bug, where are you resting little green bug?

The little bug's resting ON the rug
 
 
 

  
Little green bug, little green bug, where are you resting little green bug?

The little bug's resting BEHIND the jug!
 
 
 

 
 
Little green bug, little green bug, where are you resting little green bug?

The little bug's resting in FRONT of the mug!
 
 
Then I'll introduce some stranger objects ...
 

 
 


 
Little green bug, little green bug, where are you resting little green bug?

The little bug's resting NEXT to a plug!
 
(Sorry non-UK types - I guess your plugs don't look like this!)
 
 


 
 
Little green bug, little green bug, where are you resting little green bug?

The little bug's resting on TOP of a slug!




Where is he this time?
 
Who is he with?

A dog? Does that fit the rhyme?
 
NO!
 
We'll need a sort of dog that rhymes with bug - have you heard of a pug?
 
What is little bug doing?

He dosn't look as though he's resting, what do you think he's doing?
 
 
Little green bug, little green bug, what are you doing little green bug?

The little bug is making friends with the pug!


... and to finish (thanks to Sarah from her suggestion in the comments)

Little green bug, little green bug,
Friends say goodbye with a GREAT BIG HUG!






 

Technique - using HTV and a digital cutter





I've been doing some more experimenting with my digital cutter. These pieces were all made by cutting out the white bits from HTV (heat transfer vinyl) and ironing them onto the felt. They could also be drawn on with puffy paint. In theory, this SHOULD be a quicker process! I'll tell you more about it in a separate post.
 



Check out Sarah's blog, Miss Sarah's Storytime, for this week's Flannel Friday roundup.



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I'm taking a turn at being the Flannel Friday Fairy Godmother (for January and February 2013) and you can contact me at flannelboardfriday [at] gmail [dot] com.





 
 
 
 

8 comments:

  1. I really like the effect from the vinyl here... sounds like it was a pain though?

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    1. It does look nice - lots of details. I used HT vinyl with a flocked texture, so the white bits look like flannel too. It wasn't too difficult - just teething problems really. I'll write post - soon!

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  2. Your pieces turned out gorgeous! The rhyme is fun too. This would really fit our common core standards that many of our schools are adapting.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, glad you like the rhyme - I really wanted to appeal to a wider age-range - we'll have 0 to 8 year olds. I did't want it to sound too much like a school lesson though - hope I got the balance right!

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  3. Very cute. You could try 'Little green bug, little green bug, what are you doing on top of (or with) the pug?'
    'Little green bug, little green bug, friends say goodbye (or hello) with a great big hug!'

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  4. Sarah, thank you - your ideas are perfect - expect the post to be updated accordingly (with attribution)!

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  5. Library Quine, I think you got the perfect balance! It looks like tons of fun for all ages. :o) Love it!

    Thanks for sharing such a creative, educational idea!
    ~ K ~

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    1. Thanks K! Glad the commenting started working too!

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