Flannel Friday: Dig into Reading with Hedghogs!

For my burrowing animals storytime this week I did not have a craft.  Since there was no craft I still wanted to send the kids home with something fun to show off what we learned in storytime.  So, I made little hedgehogs that we all sang a song with!

I just found a clip-art of a hedgehog online (I think I used www.openclipart.org but don’t quote me) and then glued them onto a foam strip that the library had accidentally bought previously and was trying to get rid of.


We then sang a song with our hedgehogs:

Hedgehog, Hedgehog, turn around.
Hedgehog, Hedgehog, touch the ground.
Hedgehog, Hedgehog, stretch up high.
Hedgehog, Hedgehog, search the sky.
Hedgehog, Hedgehog, search down low.
Hedgehog, Hedgehog, touch your toes.
Hedgehog, Hedgehog, sit on the ground.
Hedgehog, Hedgehog, curl up small and round.

This take-home activity was such a hit!  The kids loved having their very own hedgehogs to take home and I heard from parents later in the week that it became a treasure item at home.  This could easily be adapted for any type of animal!

4 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: Dig into Reading with Hedghogs!

  1. Love the hedgehog. I used the same clipart to make a set of flannel hedgehogs. My coworker always says, ‘You can put anything on a popsicle (foam) stick and call it a puppet and the kids will LOVE it!” Those are words I live by! LOL! Thanks for sharing.

    1. The kids did love it! For my last group I had extras and so many kids were asking for more so they could have a hedgehog family :) I will definitely be doing this in storytime more often!

  2. Love how cute that is!
    Just wanted to add that there was a very cute craft I found online for hedgies – it was with a 1/2 a paper place (dessert size). If you cut one corner of the plate to resemble a nose sticking out, then let the children practice cutting on the round side in little snips, the finished product looks like a hedgehog! This pinterest page should point you there. http://pinterest.com/source/fiche-maternelle.com/

    1. Yea the preschool group did that one! I have toddlers and so I did not want to give out scissors (our groups are generally pretty large!) Thanks for the heads up though!

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