Friday, 24 February 2012

Flannel Friday - Stop and Go

Here's a quick and fun idea for Stop and Go, and Vehicle Storytimes, made with laminated paper.

First time around I used them on the flannel board with this action rhyme.

I have a little bicycle

I have a little bicycle (cycling motion with hands)
I got it at the shop.
And when a see that big red sign,
I know it's time to STOP! (hold palm out in front, and bit of a shout!)

I have a little bicycle (cycling motion with hands)
I ride it to and fro.
And when I see a big green sign,
I know it's time to GO, GO, GO! (jumping up and down)

I cut some out with handles (freehand), to make stop/go paddles for the children, and second time around I got them to cycle with the paddles and then hold up the correct paddle.

The children wanted to do this four or five times over, so it must have been a success!

We used them later in the storytime with the song I'm a Little Motor Car (sung to the tune of I'm a Little Teapot).

I made the signs from scratch.  If you're in a hurry you can download the file by clicking on the link below:

Dowload PDF file

For some great ideas for books to use with this theme, check out Storytime Katie's Stop and Go Storytime post.

The Flannel Friday Roundup this week is hosted by Meghan at Busy Crafting Mommy and links to past and future roundups can be found at Anne's blog at SoTomorrow.  Images of Flannel Friday posts are displayed on Flannel Friday Pinterest.


  1. I am so happy to see you back this week! :-)

    Great idea for a flannel and for an activity to extend the storytime learning. I can see this working in perfectly with the book, Go, Dog. Go! The stoplights in Go, Dog. Go! only have a red light and a green light. Always thought that was funny. LOL!

  2. My, that was a fast comment! This activity was rather simple, but was lots of fun!

  3. This will be great to use during Bike To Work week when we encourage families to cycle to school too. Thanks

  4. Replies
    1. Glad you like it. The rhyme was new to me and the kids seemed to really enjoy it.


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