Friday, August 9, 2013

Flannel Friday: Watch Out, Little Fish!


Watch out, little fish!

It's SHARK WEEK!



In honor of one of my favorite TV celebrations,
I have made an awesome finger puppet shark out of felt.

Isn't he amazing?!??!?! 

This little guy showed up in my blog feed earlier this week and I knew I just HAD to make him! I clicked on the link from Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me ~ cute name, huh? ~ and found a wonderful post that included a template

That cinched it for me! I found some gray felt, dug out my favorite pair of scissors, and got right to work. Twenty minutes later, I had my toothy little guy all ready to start chasing little fishes.

Yay!
As you can see, I made mirrored images.
 When I put my sharks together ~ to form the finger puppet ~
 he became reversible!
Now, I have a shark to add to my ocean animal finger puppet set along with:



Miss Octavia the Octopus ~ who is also reversible! 
(If you haven't seen Octavia before, be sure to click through 
to see her surprise. It is very cool!)

I have several songs and rhymes in mind for Toothy the Shark(That's his name right now, Might change it later but, for now, Toothy it is.) Here is the song I think my storytime friends will  have the most fun with. I hope you will like it, too!

Five Little Fishes
(Sung to: "Five Little Monkeys Swinging in the Tree")

Five little fishes swimming in the sea,
Teasing Mr. Shark,
"You can't catch me!
No, you can't catch me!"
Along comes Mr. Shark,
As quiet as can be,
SNAP!
A fishy from the sea!

Four little fishes swimming the the sea,

Repeat until you get to:

One little fish swimming in the sea,
Teasing Mr. Shark,
"You can't catch me!
No, you can't catch me!"
Along comes Mr. Shark,
As quiet as can be,
SNAP!
A fishy from the sea!

No little fishes swimming in the sea,
No teasing Mr. Shark,
"You can't catch me!
No, you can't catch me!"
Along comes Mr. Shark,
As hungry as can be!
Because ~
All the little fishes are swimming quietly 
Among the seaweed!
1-2-3-4-5

The ending is my own tweak on the original because I have had some little ones upset when the fish are eaten. What can you do? You have to save the sweet little fishes, don't you? Besides, it gives you another chance to count to five! LOL!

I will introduce this song using Toothy and a velcro glove puppet with five colorful fish. (I don't have a picture to share yet but I will add one soon.)

Well, that is it for me today. I am heading home to turn on the last night of Shark Week. Hope you have a wonderful evening and don't forget to ~

STAY OUT OF THE WATER!

1 comment:

  1. Love, love, love the shark. Great job. ~ jane

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