Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Old McRainbow's Flower Garden

Here's another post for springtime bees and flowers! I was inspired last week to make up a new rhyme for Old McRainbow for Springtime! This is a color recognition and listening activity as well. Since I hand out the colored bees the kiddos have to wait and listen and watch for the color of the flower to change in the filefolder. There are several learning skills happening with this simple little activity! My littlest kiddos get the hang of this very quickly and love to add their piece to the flannelboard! Here's the link for the rhyme:  Old McRainbow's Flower Garden.
This is fairly easy to make too. I used a Google image of a cute bee and programmed a sheet with four bees and copied them on colored paper. I used my handy little laminator and laminated them. I rough cut them so that I could laminate 6 at a time and use less laminating film. Once I cut them out more carefully I'll add a small velcro dot to the back. I also used a Google image for my flowers. I just cutout some 'grass' for the bottom of the filefolder and a couple of leaf shapes. I cut out the flowers and the bee but colored with a sharpie the outline and stripes of the bee shape. I laminated the filefolder and hotglued two little googly eyes and stacked my paper and we're ready for Fun with Friends at Storytime!
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3 comments :

  1. This is so cute! I haven't tried file folders yet, so this might be my first one. Thanks!

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  2. I have a question. After looking at the rhyme I'm not sure when the other bees that you cut and laminated are used in the poem.

    Thank you

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    1. Jennifer, as you say the rhyme each time, you change the color word and color paper in the file folder and the children holding that color bee 'fly' it up to the flannelboard and add it to the board. The file folder is the cue for children that are learning their colors.

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