I’m running a little bit behind today, but I am determined to get this post up in time for Flannel Friday. Last year for Halloween, I did a Halloween-themed story time. Unfortunately, it didn’t go over well at all with the parents. So this year, I decided to switch things up a bit. In honor of Halloween candy, we did a Candy and Desserts story time this week instead. After looking at our book selection, I decided on an ice cream cone flannel story to add variety to the types of desserts we talked about.
What You Need
Here are all the ice cream cones that I created. I took the simplest clipart template that I could find and cut out the cones and tops and then glued them together.
Here’s the rhyme that I used with it:
We have ice cream, the best in town!
Let us begin with chocolate BROWN.
This ice cream is lime and GREEN.
It is the creamiest we’ve ever seen.
YELLOW ice cream is lemony and tart.
We like it from the very start.
ORANGE sherbet is next, oh so sweet.
Everyone thinks that it’s a great treat!
Scoops of BLUEberry make this a lucky day.
We just want to cheer, hip, hip, hooray!
RED ice cream is a cherry delight.
This ice cream cone is a heavenly sight.
Vanilla CREAM (or WHITE) is a popular flavor.
It tastes very good to an ice-cream craver.
PURPLE ice cream really gives us a kick.
Good and yummy till the very last lick.
Now let us scoop some bubble-gum PINK.
It is sweet and yummy, the best we think.
Ice cream, ice cream, what a cool sensation.
We love ice cream in any combination!
I slightly adapted this rhyme from Fun with Friends at Storytime to work with the colors that I had. Kathryn’s rhyme originally had mint ice cream, but I didn’t think that my green was very minty looking, so I went with lime instead.
Tips for Use
With both my toddler and preschool groups, I handed out the ice cream cones and we waited our turn to put up the right color. I loved that this turned out to be a great time for parent interaction, since the parents this week were great about encouraging their children to wait their turn to put up their ice cream rather than swarming the board. With my preschool group, we also talked about what flavors we might be missing and what colors they should be in between putting up more ice cream cones.
Can’t Get Enough?
This week, our host is the wonderful Storytime Katie, one of my favorite blogs for inspiration and ideas. 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. Happy Friday, everyone!