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#FlannelFriday Roundup for May 6, 2011


I'm taking over posting this week's Flannel Friday roundup so Mel can take a break from all the HTML. ;) We are setting up a schedule so that #FlannelFriday can go on a blog tour, so if you would like to host a weekly round-up, let us know!

Joining us for this first time is Bridget who posted a "Five Little Bunnies" rhyme, so go over to her blog and welcome her please! We'd also like to thank Bridget for reminding us of Abby's excellent how-to post on making flannel stories.

And thanks also to our returning Flannel Friday veterans:
from Tracey at 1234 More Storytimes


Thanks everyone for participating! We are always welcoming new bloggers so feel free to join us if you'd like! Past Round Ups are here. Don't forget to check out what our group of bloggers is posting about on Twitter!

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We use the version from Kathy Reid-Naiman's Tickles and Tunes CD.

Here are the words:

Sleeping Bunnies
See the little bunnies sleeping til it's nearly noon. 
Come and let us gently wake them with a merry tune. 
Oh, how are still. 
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Hop, little bunnies, hop, hop hop! 
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