Friday, July 18, 2014

Flannel Friday: I Have a Little Turtle

I learned some great new rhymes and songs at the Guerrilla Storytimes that took place at ALA Annual in Las Vegas, including a few that immediately struck me as fun fodder for felt versions. And thus today's felt story was born.

Rebecca Dunn shared this excellent, simple rhyme with the guerrillas:

I have a little turtle
His name is Tiny Tim
I put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim.

He drank up all the water
He ate up all the soap
And when he woke up the next morning
He had bubbles in his throat! 

When I put the felt rhyme to use in storytimes, I first ask questions to help the kiddos identify the felt objects before I tell them what they are. Then we'll do the rhyme a few times, making exaggerated slurping and chewing noises when Tiny Tim ingests rid of the bath water and soap. We'll do the rhyme a few times, and on the last time, I blow bubbles using a small bubble container I've concealed behind my lap-size flannel board. What a surprise!

Check out this week's full Flannel Friday roundup on Lisa's blog Lisa's Libraryland.


  1. Ooh this is a cute rhyme! I'd suggest using a turtle puppet and having him drink the water (don't glue the blue felt to the tub) and eat the soap. I like the idea of blowing bubbles at the end too! Fun!

  2. This is outstanding...with bubbles! I'm in for the steal!
    Thanks ~ jane