This week in story time, we started our back to school themes. For the first part of fall, I’m planning story times that have basic school concepts, like colors and shapes. To get us in the spirit, we started with a school theme this week (one of my most popular themes to date, actually!), and in honor of back to school, this week’s Flannel Friday is my version of “Five Yellow Buses.”
What You Need
The pattern I found at Keeping Life Creative here. It’s super easy to make, which is great. We also paired school story time this week with a school bus craft, so the kids got to take home their very own buses to play with.
The rhyme that I used with this is from Anne Hicks at AnnesLibraryLife:
Five yellow buses,
Around the town they zoom.
One makes a stop
And the others go vroom.
How many yellow buses are there?
Continue counting down until there are no buses left.
Tips for Use
I also recently bought some cheap magnetic numbers at Walmart. The set only contains numbers 0-9, but I purchased several sets and hot glued numbers together to make numbers up to 25 as needed. I brought out the numbers this week to match up with the buses, so that we could see the numbers that we were talking about. One of the things I love about this set is that although this rhyme is for counting down, you can also count up by adding buses, too! Plus, it can be adapted for several other rhymes. When paired with our singing of The Wheels on the Bus, this one was a hit!
Can’t Get Enough?
This week, Laura at Library Lalaland is hosting the Roundup. For more information about Flannel Friday, visit the website here, or join the Flannel Friday Facebook group, or check out the Flannel Friday boards on Pinterest. I can’t wait to see what other flannel creations are sent in this week!