Flannel Board: Hatching Eggs

eggs 3

These sweet flannel eggs do double duty. I start with them all on their white egg side, and with each verse, one egg “hatches” and I flip it over to reveal the little chick on the other side. I made a flannel pocket nest to keep the eggs cozy and warm.

Eggs 1 Eggs 2

I modified the original rhyme, which was shown to me using a variety of children’s instruments. At my branch we don’t have that big of a selection, so I revised it to use sounds that can be made with an egg shaker.

Listen to the Eggs

Listen to the egg and hear a scratch, scratch, scratch
This little egg is trying to hatch!
(rub egg shaker on carpet)

Listen to the egg and hear a tap, tap, tap
This little egg will hatch in a snap!
(tap egg shaker on floor)

Listen to the egg and hear a shake, shake, shake
This little egg is about to break!
(shake your egg shaker)

Listen to the egg and hear a cheep, cheep, cheep
This little egg is ready to speak!
(children cheep)

I handed out the egg shakers to the kids this time and had them make the sounds, but I’ve also done it with just me making all the sounds.

Here’s the original version as well, if you do have an instrument set:

Listen to the Eggs

Listen to the egg and hear a scratch, scratch, scratch
This little egg is trying to hatch!
(rub sand blocks)

Listen to the egg and hear a tap, tap, tap
This little egg will hatch in a snap!
(tap rhythm sticks)

Listen to the egg and hear a ding, ding, ding
This little egg is stretching its wing.
(tap cymbals)

Listen to the egg and hear a bump, bump, bump
This little egg is shaking its rump
(tap drum)

Listen to the egg and hear a cheep, cheep, cheep
This little egg is ready to speak!

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