Friday, April 12, 2013

Flannel Friday: And the Green Grass Grows

A few weeks ago, when I did a spring time themed story time, I came up with a flannel for the old folk song And the Green Grass Grows All Around. There were a few problems with scale, since the flannel pieces have to be small enough to fit a tree on the board and large enough so that a bug on a feather can be clearly seen.

I ended up telling the kids to pretend that I was the tree and then stood next to the flannel board so I could add the branch and have it look like it was a natural extension of my body. This is when the flannel apron that Cate at Storytiming came up with a while back would be super helpful.

We start with a branch...

 Add a nest...

And an egg...

The egg splits in half to reveal...

 The bird is attached to the bottom half of the bird.

What's a bird without a wing?

Or a wing without feathers?

A feather makes a perfect home for a bug.

And the green grass grows all around, all around. And the green grass grows all around.

Flannel Friday is hosted today by Kendra at Read Sing Play and for more Flannel Friday info, check out the official website.


  1. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing...I can make this for my bird theme in May!!

  2. Great job!! I was just thinking about flannel-izing this song myself, you have motivated me to get it done!