(In this case, I designed the cone & scoops on the computer, since I didn't have the right colors of felt. Of course, you could make your own OR I do have each image ready to download, print, and velcro the back for your own use! Download the .png: cone, chocolate, mint, strawberry, lemon, vanilla, cherry)
Here's the ice cream storytime rhyme:
Oh here is some ice cream, the best in the town!
So many flavors, but first? The chocolate BROWN.
The second's the creamiest I've ever seen!
Let's scoop up the ice cream that's minty and GREEN.
The third scoop is yummy—the best some might think.
Let's eat up the ice cream that's strawberry PINK!
The fourth flavor isn't nearly so mellow—
So tart and sweet is the lemony YELLOW!
A popular flavor is fifth—what a sight!
There at the tip-top is vanilla that's WHITE.
Oh it's incomplete! Before we can be fed,
Let's top off our treat with a cherry that's RED
So when I do this flannel, I'd pause before pulling out the next scoop and before saying the color so as to let the kids guess which color I'm talking about in each verse. They yell out what it is (getting them involved and excited!) and then I'll put the felt piece on. Sort of like so:
Anyway, it's a fun little rhyme and a good practice in colors. And, being the Elephant & Piggie fan that I am, goes perfect with Should I Share My Ice Cream? (and any other ice cream book, of course!) Enjoy! Now excuse me while I go get a bowl of chocolate chip...