Friday, October 14, 2011

Flannel Friday--Fill up the Shopping Cart

Good morning, duckies. Today I am sharing a little ditty inspired by this post from Mollie at What Happens In Storytime. Go take a look, then I'll show you what I did.

Back? Great. I searched a bit for pictures of baskets, but didn't find anything that I really liked.  My other problem was that I wanted to print it very large, so I searched the clipart from within my Microsoft Word program and found several cute shopping carts I liked, including this one:

I used Microsoft Publisher to print the image over several sheets of paper so that it's about the size of a piece of posterboard.  I laminated it and taped magnets to the back, so that I could use it with my chalkboard/easel.

Next was the really fun part--finding all my fruit images! I mainly used the clipart in Word again, and chose all photographs of fruit so it would be consistently realistic. I made sure to include all the fruits mentioned in the Watermelon Song (our favorite!).  The fruit was all cut out, laminated, and magnetized as well.

During ST I handed out a variety of fruit, and we sang, "Pickin' up strawberries, put 'em in the basket. Pickin' up strawberries, put 'em in the cart."  Mollie did hers to the tune of, "The Paw Paw Patch" and she even sent me a link to the song, but I just couldn't pick up on the tune. We sang it more or less to the tune of, "Shortnin' Bread" (Mama's little baby loves shortnin, shortnin. Mama's little baby loves shortnin' bread.)

We talked about the differences and similarities between the different fruits, and of course the kids LOVE to come up and put things on the board.  Normally I have too many kids to let them put things on the board, so I love this one because I have so much fruit everyone can play.

Check Andrea’s Roving Fiddlehead Kidlit blog for the Flannel Friday roundup later today. If you want to participate, leave Andrea a comment (and a link to your post). If you have a great flannel you'd like to share but can't get it posted by the end of the day today, just save it for next week's roundup!  And if you don't have a blog email one of us who does and we'll get you included.

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