Thursday, January 29, 2015

I Have a Little Pocket: Animals

Four years ago, I posted an activity called I Have a Little Pocket. At the time, I used a homemade board with repurposed clothes. It wasn't as sturdy as I hoped and fell apart. Just when I was thinking of making a new one, a co-worker found these awesome vinyl pockets with a magnet back. I'm not sure where she found them but think these could work. The pockets have a see-through window that I have made opaque using lime green copy paper.

The rhyme I used originally used household items like a flashlight and clock, but this activity was so popular at storytimes that families asked to repeat it. Which is awesome but meant I had to write new clues and come up with new objects. The first week I tried animals! 

I Have A Little Pocket: Animals
I have a little pocket where something can hide...
It says "RIBBIT RIBBIT"
Do you know what's inside?  GREEN--FROG

I have a little pocket where something can hide.
It lives on a farm and says "BAA BAA"
Do you know what's inside? PURPLE-SHEEP 

I have a little pocket where something can hide.
It used to be a caterpillar but now it can fly!
Do you know what's inside? BLUE--BUTTERFLY

I have a little pocket where something can hide...
It lived a long time ago and says "ROARRR!"
Do you know what's inside?  RED--DINOSAUR

This week's Flannel Friday is being hosted by Katie

3 comments:

Great re-create. I have these pockets too. A preschool gave them to me - because I always accept hand-me-downs. And now I know what to do with them! thanks ~ jane

Guessing games are a big hit with my storytime kiddos. Thanks for this great idea!!

Anne, I found them!

https://www.learningresources.com/product/magnetic+storage+pockets+.do?sortby=bestSellers&refType=&from=Search&ecList=6&ecCategory=

(No, I didn't spend a half hour on the Internet looking for them. Nope. Clearly not me...)