Flannel Friday: Blue is the Sky

Welcome to Flannel Friday! The fabulous Katie at Storytime Katie will have the round up at her place today!

Earlier this year Mollie shared her colorful flannel scene for Blue is the Sky. I had found the rhyme* years ago in our files and like Mollie I have adapted it in different ways. This is my “autumn” version:

I just put the shapes up as I say this rhyme:

Blue is the sky
Yellow is the sun
Silver are the stars when the day is done

Orange is the leaf
Brown is the tree
Red is the apple for you and me.

It’s all flannel pieces: The sun, stars, leaf, and apple are Ellison dies. The blue sky is free cut. The stars are gray flannel with tin foil glued on top. The tree I made from a coloring sheet: I found a nice summer tree coloring page and left off the leaves and extended the branches. I liked the resulting pattern so much that it’s still hanging in my cube in case of flannel tree emergencies.

This is the version I found in our files. I’ve done it as an action rhyme:

Blue is the lake
Hold arms out in a circle in front of you
Yellow is the sun
Move arms, still in circle, overhead
Silver are the stars when the day is done
Wiggle fingers overhead
Red is the apple
Make a round ball with your fingers in front of you
Green is the tree
Hold arms up like branches
Brown is a cookie for you and me
Rub tummy!

For a Windy Day storytime, I changed the last line to:

Purple is a kite for you and me
Make a diamond shape with your pointer fingers and thumbs, and move it back and forth

*uncredited, so I’m really happy to have the source now, thanks Mollie!

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4 Responses to Flannel Friday: Blue is the Sky

  1. molliekay says:

    Oooh, very nice. I especially like the sparkly stars! I might have to add some glitter to mine.

  2. Sarah says:

    Thanks for sharing. I am planning my autumn storytime today and this will go great with it.

  3. Katie says:

    I really like how you’ve adapted the rhyme to better fit with the fall season! It sounds crazy, but I should really get on planning my fall storytimes and making those flannels now before it’s too late!

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