Thursday, 12 April 2012

Flannel Friday: Hippity Hop

Hippety-hop, Hippety-hay

I found this lovely rhyme, just ripe for flannelling, in a book of the same name by Opal Dunn. I thought I'd found something original to use, but an Internet search later revealed it had already been done (many times).  The book, copyrighted in 1999, has an interesting selection of rhymes for different stages of development between birth and three years, and includes actions, games and even music. I hope to use this in a Spring Storytime soon.


Hippity-hop, hippity-hay
Five little bunnies went out to play.
Hippity-hop, hippity-hay
One little bunny hopped away.

Hippity-hop, hippity-hay
Four little bunnies went out to play.

Hippity-hop, hippity-hay
One little bunny hopped away.


Hippity-hop, hippity-hay
No little bunnies went out to play.

Because they all have run away.
Hippity-hippity-hop, HAY-HAY.



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  1. Those rabbits are ADORABLE!

    Here's my Flannel Friday post.

  2. Thanks Madigan, I've snagged your link (and enjoyed reading about the extensible rhyme).

  3. Your bunnies are so sweet and adorable! I love the mix of colors. :-)

    I am still trying to get the hang of templates so I am glad to see that you are continuing to make and share some. I might try to get with you soon ~ if you don't my questions. The last template I made would not stay the original size. Do yours?

    1. I don't have a problem with size of my templates. I make the document in MS Publisher and save it in 2 formats; PDF for the downloadable one and 'save as picture' as a jpeg for the thumbnail.

    2. (cont)
      I open the thumbnail again in Photoshop and 'save for web' and make the maximum dimension 300 pixels. I just got to this size through trial and error (still a relative beginner with photoshop).
      The downloadable

    3. (cont)
      BTW the Comment facility keeps freezing!
      The thumbnail version is uploaded to the blog like any other image.
      The downloadable version is uploaded to Google Docs (I uncheck the options). I limit sharing to those who have the address. Oh, and I add a link to the caption of the thumbnail.
      It could be more straight forward, but this is how I got it to work for me, with a bit more trial and error!
      If anyone has a better method for Blogger please let me know!


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