Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Flannel Friday - The Ultimate in Scottish Aliens - Aiken Drum!

Aiken Drum - the ultimate alien!

This is a revised version originally posted on 27/Jul/2011.

In preparation for an Aliens storytime I put together a non-flannel Flannel Song - Aiken Drum

This was simply made with laminated clip art pieces. My inspiration was a digital flannel board assignment set by Dr Annette Lamb as part of ALA's Every Child Ready to Read. I have shamelessly copied the flannel ideas, but changed the words of the song to please myself.

As far as I can gather, Aiken was actually a Brownie (not of the cake variety), deeply entrenched in Scottish history/folk lore.  Superficially though, the man in the moon has to be the ultimate alien, doesn't he?

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  1. I am so happy to see you posted this week! What do you think of the link-up?

    I would love for you try out all four of the link options on my site and give your opinion. I know you are probably busy so there is no hurry. I will be keeping one of the link-ups on the blog as a resource of good blogs about children's books. Your blog is at the top of my personal list so I would love for it to be linked as a resource!

    Hope all is well with you! Hope we can chat sometime soon. :o) Have a lovely weekend!

    1. K, If I get the chance I'll try them out. Enjoy your weekend too!


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