Flannel Friday: Color & Counting Ornaments

Happy December! Here are some colorful homemade “clip art” ornaments to decorate your flannelboard.

When I use clip art, I laminate it sandwiched with cardstock, and attach a velcro button on the back.

Print out multiple copies, enough so that everyone in your group may have one or two pieces. Hand them out, and if you like, ask the kids to talk to their grownups about what color their ornament is, or what shapes are decorating it.

You can say, “When we decorate a tree, we put the ornaments on the branches. But we don’t have branches! Where should we put our ornaments? Should we put our ornament…on our NOSE? How about on our TUMMY?”

Instead of playing that game, you can ask everyone with a red ornament to come put it on the board, then blue, etc. You could say this rhyme first:

Way up high on the Christmas tree
A colorful ornament I did see
Shiny and round and pretty as could be
Bring all the red ornaments up to me

Here’s the pdf file.

For other ideas about how to use this set, check out my Color & Counting post!

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4 Responses to Flannel Friday: Color & Counting Ornaments

  1. Ooh! I like these. Good safety tip to sandwich the magnets inside the laminate.

  2. Sarah says:

    I love the audience participation. So fun!

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  4. Sarah says:

    Thanks for this rhyme and clipart Melissa! I can’t use it at the library because we don’t do holiday story times, but I can use it at home with my kids. They are going to love decorating the flannel board Christmas tree in our dining room with these adorable ornaments. Thanks!

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