Thursday, May 17, 2012


Sue Block, who does our toddler time, created these simple kites using patterned & glitter felt as well as ribbon with designs on it.  She used the book, KITE DAY: A BEAR AND MOLE STORY by Will Hellenbrand as the base for her toddler time.

Both of the rhymes Sue used came from  The first rhyme she used with the felt pieces was:


One little kite in the sky so blue
Along came another, then there were two.
Two little kites flying high above me
Along came another, then there were three.
Three little kites, just watch how they soar
Along came another, then there were four.
Four little kites, so high and so alive
Along came another, then there were five.
Five little kites dancing 'cross the sky
What a sight to see, way up so high!

Once she had the kites up on the board, she left them there until it was time for her second rhyme.  For this one, she went to our die machine and cut out various things that can be seen in the sky.  This second rhyme can be as short or as long as you would like since you can add more "Say hi to the..." to fit whatever you'd like.


Five little kites, way up in the sky
Say hi to the clouds, as they pass by
Say hi to the birds
Say hi to the sun
Say hi to the airplane, oh what fun.
Then swish went the wind
And they all took a dive:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5

To see these in relation to the size of the kites:

You can see that Sue made some extra kties and I think she also added a star to her sky shapes later on.

Check out the other Flannel Friday posts at Linda's blog:


Library Quine said...

I love ideas that are quick to make. The rhymes are great too - I may have to steal wholsale! Thanks

Jane said...

This is adorable and now I add kites to the list of things to make. I am curious about your flannel it on a track? will you provide info? Thanks.

Storytime Fun said...

I am thrilled to see your post this week because I have that book in my To Be Shared Pile. :o) It just might move up closer to the top now that I have seen your kite ideas. Love them both! Thanks!

Sandy said...

Re: Our Flannel Board (shown with kites)
Those are actually 2 sided boards (one side dry erase & the other a tackable surface that works super as a flannel board) that hang in our large meeting room. They can slide along the track and be lifted to change sides (They are large & HEAVY) Our branch was remodeled over 15 years ago & they went in at that time.