Friday, February 6

Flannel Friday: Football!

Living in Phoenix this time of year was a big deal to a lot of people. That's right. I'm talking about the Super Bowl! Since we Arizonans were hosting this year, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to host a big football storytime party.

I have two flannels that we used. First, inspired by Leah & Mollie (at Sunflower Storytime), I used this "5 Little Footballs" rhyme:

Five little footballs trying hard to score
One makes a touchdown, hear the crowd roar! 
(at which point we all cheered and did our version of a touchdown dance)

Second, I did the kids' favorite game of hide and seek:

I hide the little brown football behind one of the helmets and let the kids yell out which color helmet they think hides the ball. Then we say:

Football, football, where do you hide?
Under the (color) helmet? Let's peek inside!

We do the sign language for the rhyme, too. It's great color practice.

Of course, you don't have to wait until your hometown is hosting the Super Bowl to do these! This is great for anytime you want to talk about sports. The kids really enjoyed them.


Bridget at What is Bridget Reading is hosting the Flannel Friday round-up today. You can also check out the FF website, Pinterest, or Facebook! Or use #flannelstorytime on Twitter!

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