Friday, September 12, 2008

Flannels, Songs and Story Extensions

Books That Translate Well Into Flannel/Prop Stories
House That Jack Built (traditional version)
Old MacDonald Had a Woodshop by Lisa Shulman
Three Little Rigs by David Gordon

Props: Tool Belt, plastic tools

A House for Me
A hill is a house for an ant
A hive is a house for a bee
A hole is a house for a bunny
But a house is a house for me

A web is a house for a spider
A bird builds his nest in a tree
A pond is a home for a froggy
But a house is a house for me

Five Little Nails
Five little nails, standing strong and steady
Here I come, with my hammer reading
BAM - BAM - BAM!  The nail goes down
Now, there's just FOUR more nails to pound
(count down until none are left)


Jenny's Hammers
(Tune of: "Mary Wore Her Red Dress")
Jenny had a tool box, tool box, tool box.
Jenny had a tool box for carrying her hammers.

Jenny works with one hammer, one hammer, one hammer.
Jenny works with one hammer, then she works with two.

Jenny works with two hammers, two hammers, two hammers.
Jenny works with two hammers, then she works with three.

Jenny works with three hammers, three hammers, three hammers.
Jenny works with three hammers, then she works with four.

Jenny works with four hammers, four hammers, four hammers.
Jenny works with four hammers, then she works with five.

Jenny works with five hammers, five hammers, five hammers.
Jenny works with five hammers, and puts them all away!

Little Mouse, Little Mouse
Little Mouse, Little Mouse,
Are you in the (yellow) house?
(repeat until mouse is found)

Little Red House
Once upon a time, there was a little red house
And in that little red house, there there was little green house
And in that little green house, there was a little yellow house
And in that little yellow house, there was a little gray house
And in that little gray house, there was a little blue house
And in that little blue house, there was a little purple house
And in that little purple house, there was a mouse!

Old MacDonald Had a Tool Belt
(substitute tools for animals)

The Shovel in the Lot
(Tune of: "Wheels On the Bus")
The shovel on the lot goes
Dig, dig, dig, [make digging motions]
Dig, dig, dig, Dig, dig, dig.
The shovel on the lot goes
Dig, dig, dig,
Building a house.

The saw on the boards goes: saw, saw, saw... 
The hammer on the nails goes: pound, pound, pound...
The paintbrush on the walls goes: swish, swish, swish...

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