Saturday, May 7, 2011

Five in a Bed

Easiest flannel story ever?  Quite possibly.  I love using flannel props for songs, and this is one of my favorites.  We always talk about feelings with this one, and I ask how the little one feels, and how the other ones feel.  Sometimes I'll talk about colors too--what color is the little one, how many are blue etc. 

The best part is when they start falling off the bed!  Each piece is reversible, and flips over to reveal a very surprised 'one'!

I've actually heard a couple of different tunes for this song, so I just sing it my way and don't worry about it!

There were five in the bed (Hold up correct number of fingers).
 and the little one said, "Roll over, roll over." (We make grumpy faces like my little one and shake a finger)
So they all rolled over (rolling motions--we get quite energetic here!)
and one fell out (This is where I really ham it up--I flip over the felt piece to show the surprised face and I sit up straight and give a loud "OH!" looking very surprised myself)

And there were four in the bed and the little one said, "Roll over, roll over."

Repeat until you get to one in the bed, "There was one in the bed and the little one said (flip piece), 'Ahhhhhhh, I've got the WHOLE BED to myself!   Good night!'"  (And again, I ham it up here and really sell how happy and comfy that little one is).

The kids always think it's hilarious and then we wrap up by talking about how they all feel now.  And yes, we usually sing it again.

1 comment:

  1. Anna, I am so excited by this simple activity! I love doing this song but I usually just put five teddy bears or something on the board. I think the faces are genius, and talking about feelings is such a great thing to do with kids to build their vocabularies. Thanks for sharing!


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