Friday, April 26, 2013

#FlannelFriday: "I Planted a Whistle" by Jack Prelutsky

It's National Poetry Month and I've been making poems and nursery rhymes into felts sets. This week, I used Jack Prelutsky's poem "I Planted a Whistle" from his collection I've Lost My Hippopotamus. I'm looking forward to using this set during my "Dig Into Reading" summer reading program.

The first two lines of the poem read, "I planted a whistle and grew a flute." The poem continues on in that manner. There are 22 pieces in the set and they are as follows: whistle, flute, shoelace, boot, button, blouse, whisker, mouse, tire, truck, feather, duck, ribbon, hat, claw, cat, collar, coat, anchor, boat, sheet, and ghost.

All the patterns came from Microsoft Office Clipart except for the claw and sheet which I free handed. The details are puff paint.

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Calliope said...

I have been trying to figure out how to include more poetry in my story times, and I love your flannel version of this poem!

Bridget R. Wilson said...

Thanks, Calliope. I try to include poetry when I can. This poem works because it's interactive. Start with all the pieces in the board & recite the poem. Then hand out the pieces & let the kids put them back on as you call their piece. As a finale, recite the poem one last time. Same goes for my "Goodnight Mummy" set.

Storytime Fun said...

Beautiful flannel pieces ~ as usual! I really admire your puff paint abilities. I am trying it more and more but I struggle to make my pieces look good with it. :-{

Great flannel and poem for this summer. Thanks for sharing!

Have a wonderful weekend with your family!
~ K ~

Bridget R. Wilson said...

Thanks, Kay! Sometimes the puff paint is hit or miss, but I like it best for outlines & details