Flannel Friday: Penguins and Polar Bears

6 Jul

We have some CRAZY heat happening here in Colorado. One of the downsides, besides just being miserable, is that our state is tinder-box dry and as you know we’ve had some terrible wildfires that have caused major destruction. If any of you are in states that have been having too much rain, feel free to send some our way. We REALLY need it.

I decided a few weeks ago that I wanted to do a Penguins and Polar Bears storytime, to help beat the heat. When I mentioned this to a friend, she was ADAMANT that I make it clear that the kids learned that penguins and polar bears DO NOT live together. So, to aid in her cause, I found this song:

(sung to the tune of “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”)

Up North there’s a very cold ocean,

Where icebergs are big as can be,

Up north there’s a place called the North Pole,

Where polar bears swim in the sea.

[Chorus]

Up north, up north, where polar bears swim in the sea, the sea!

Up north, up north, where swimming is too cold for me.

To demonstrate the idea, I printed off a globe picture and covered it in contact paper. I stuck a star sticker at Colorado’s (approximate) location, and put an “N” at the north pole and “S” at the south. Then I added pictures of the animals that live there.

The second verse continues:

Down South there’s a very cold ocean,

Where icebergs are big as can be,

Down South there’s a place called the South Pole,

Where Penguins all swim in the sea,

[Chorus]

Down south, down south, where penguins all swim in the sea, the sea,

Down south, down south, where swimming is too cold for me.

There you have it! Simple, but a fun song, and we might learn something!

I’m hosting the round up today so check back during the day for updates! I’ll have the whole thing done by Saturday morning. Click on the icon to the right to see ALL the past flannels organized visually by subject.

Happy flanneling!

 

 

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2 Responses to “Flannel Friday: Penguins and Polar Bears”

  1. Lucy July 27, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    I did a version of your feltboard (and of your story time theme) last week. It was AMAZING. You can see my version here: http://inthechildrensroom.blogspot.com/2012/07/theme-thursday-baby-its-cold-outside.html

    Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

  2. K @ Storytime Fun July 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

    Very cute and educational, too! Yay!

    It is too funny that you posted about penguins AND polar bears for this week. While we were waiting for the 4th of July parade to start on Wed. morning, I heard a Mom tell her son (about 4 yrs. old), “Yes, honey, polar bears and penguins both live together at the South pole.” Uuugh! Appparently grown-ups need to learn this lesson, too. LOL!

    Thanks for the song ~ I will be using it. ;o)
    ~ K ~

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