Flannel Story: Baby Faces

This is a great flannel that I found Mel’s Desk. She has another rhyme that she posted on her website, but I just used the two listed here.

To make these, I ended up making a Microsoft Publisher page with shapes for the face, eyes, and mouths. That way they were pretty similar in size.

Flannel Story, baby faces

5 Little Babies

Five little babies sitting in their cribs.
The first one said, “I need another bib.”
The second one said, “I wish I had my ball.”
The third one said, “I wish that I could crawl.”
The fourth one said, “Oh, when can we play?”
The fifth one said, “It’s been a busy day!”
Then “Shhhhhhhhh” went the mommies, and out went the lights.
And five little babies said goodnight.

10 Little Babies

One little, two little, three little babies.
Four little, five little, six little babies.
Seven little, eight little, nine little babies.
Ten baby girls and boys.


Pretty Ladybugs

Pretty Ladybugs


Ladybug has 1 black spot.
1 black spot, 1 black spot.
Ladybug has 1 black spot.
Pretty ladybug!

Repeat for 2 through 6.

My inspiration: Mel’s Desk and What Happens in Story Time

Animal Pairs

Animal Pairs


I didn’t have a rhyme for today’s felt. Instead, I chose four of the most “spring-like” animals from the Eric Carle illustrations and played a match the baby animal to the parent animal. Melissa, author of Mel’s Desk, had some great suggestions for what to do with these felts!

My inspiration: Mel’s Desk

Something in My Garden

Something in My Garden

something in my garden

There’s something in my garden.
Now what can it be?
There’s something in my garden.
That I really can’t see.

Hear it’s funny sound…

Chirp, chirp, chirp. A bird is what I found!
Hiss, hiss, hiss. A snake is what I found!
Squeak, squeak, squeak. A mouse is what I found!
Ribbit, ribbit, ribbit. A frog is what I found!
Thump, thump, thump. A rabbit is what I found!

My inspiration: Miss Meg’s Storytime

This Little Train

Where’s the Snowball?


This little train, painted _______,
With a choo-choo, clicky-clack, hear the whistle blow.
This little train goes rolling home.

…gray / takes us places far away.
…black / keeps us chugging down the track.
…green / rolls on by the field and stream.
…white / keeps things cold both day and night.
…blue / it has seats for me and you.
… red / is where the engineer goes to bed.

My inspiration: Mel’s Desk