Flannel Friday: 5 Bears

I am totally cheating and snuck this one on my blog and into the Round Up after it was finished! (I knew the host this week; she gave me a pass.) But I definitely wanted to have an entry for our anniversary celebration!

I was looking for something new to put in my Bears storytime, and came across “Brown Bear In the Ring,” sung to the tune of “Brown Girl in the Ring,” which I absolutely love because I can never resist the “la la la la las.”

I made five bears:

Everything is glued together, but I stitched the eyes on.

And adapted it so I sang,

Brown bear in the ring, sha la la la la
Brown bear in the ring, sha la la la la
Brown bear in the ring, sha la la la la
Looking for some honey in the comb.

I sang this five times, each time changing the name of the bear and the food they were looking for, and putting up each felt piece until they were all in a circle. The source above had ideas for berries, fish, and leaves, so in addition to the honey, I wound up with:

Panda bear in the ring / Looking for some bamboo in the sun
Black bear in the ring / Looking for berries in the bush
Koala bear in the ring / Looking for some eucalyptus leaves
Polar bear in the ring / Looking for some fishies in the sea

I had great plans to create felt pieces for the food items, but not this week!

Here’s the pattern

Thanks to each and every one of you for an amazing two years of Flannel Friday!

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4 Responses to Flannel Friday: 5 Bears

  1. Emily says:

    Your blog and your enthusiasm is inspiring! Just started doing baby storytimes this past September. The storytimes are going really well, and I’ve gotten a lot of fun ideas from your blog. Thank you!!!

  2. Melissa says:

    Thank you, Emily! Keep having fun with those babies!

  3. Libraryquine says:

    I love these bears Mel – I seem to remember you giving us a teaser on Instagram! Thank you for the template.

  4. Melissa says:

    It took me a long time to get back to them! You’re welcome, hope you have fun with them!

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