Friday, April 20, 2012

#FlannelFriday: As I Was Going to St. Ives



This week, I made a felt set to go with the traditional riddle poem "As I Was Going to St. Ives." Here's the poem:


As I was going to St. Ives,
I met a man with seven wives.
Each wife had seven sacks.
Each sack had seven cats,
Each cat had seven kits:
Kits, cats, sacks, wives,
How many were going to St. Ives?


I'm using this for my It's Raining Cats & Dogs Story Time this month. The surprise is that the story time features all poetry.


As you can see from the picture above, I made judicious use of the number seven. After all, would you want to make 7 wives, 49 sacks, 343 cats, and 2401 kits? Probably not! As usual, I used a combination of clipart from Microsoft Office and coloring sheets for templates.

2 comments:

Anne said...

A classic!

Miss Courtney said...

You've got to do a follow-up post for all the children's guesses. I would love to hear what they say.