Friday, September 21, 2012

Flannel Friday: The Ants Go Marching

I realized a while back that we count a lot in story time, but we don't usually have visual representation of the numbers. Hence the Ants Go Marching. I did a little rejiggering so all the things the little ant does would have an object (shouting yippee! after 3 would have been hard to put up on the flannel board), but it's bright and it's pretty and it gets the kids excited.

The ants go marching 1 by 1,
Ho-rah, ho-rah,
the ants go marching 1 by 1,
Ho-rah, ho-rah
The ant go marching 1 by 1

The little one stops to stare at the sun

The little one stops to tie his shoe

The little one stoops to pick up a key

The little one stops to open the door

The little one sees the bees in the hive

And they all go marching down,
to the ground,
to get out of the rain,
rain, rain, rain

Flannel Friday is being hosted by Sharon at Rain Makes Applesauce (I totally should have saved my applesauce flannel for this week!) and if you want to learn more about Flannel Friday you can always visit the official website for more information!


  1. I love this! I am always putting up 5 or 10 individual little objects - I love that the ants are all grouped together on one piece per number! I might borrow your idea for some of my other counting songs in the future.

  2. This is fantastic! I really like how each piece has the number and the corresponding number of ants. Like Katie, I might have to borrow this idea for other counting songs.

  3. Love this! They bright colors and numbers are great!