Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well into Flannel Stories:
Am I Beautiful? by Else Minarik
Henrietta the Clumsy Hippo by John Greaves
Hippo-NOT-amus by Tony Payne

Hippo version of "Hokey Pokey"
You put your clean foot in (the mud)
You take your dirty foot out
You put your clean foot in and you squish it all about
You do some Hippo Hopping, and you hop down in the mud
That's how a Hippo cools off!

Repeat with: Nose, head and tail...

Hippo version of "Did You Ever See A Lassie?"
Did you ever see a hippo?
A hippo, a hippo
Did you ever see a hippo dance this way and that?
Dance this way and that way
And this way and that way
Did you ever see a hippo dance this way and that?

Repeat with: Pose, hop and twirl...

“Hippo on the Bus” chant
A Hip, a hip, a hippopotamus
Got on, got on, got on a city bus
And all, and all, and all the people said,
You're squashing us!
You're squashing us!

Additional Note:
Recipe for a Hippopotamus Sandwich by Shel Silverstein translates well into a prop story!

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