Based on the classic flannel board rhyme, “Little Mouse, Little Mouse,” this adapted rhyme offers your dinosaur-fan a chance to find their favorite dinosaur while practicing colors and sharpening their memory skills. I made a variation of this set for my Etsy shop and included 5 doors, numbers 1-5 and few extra dinosaur songs! Check it out here.
No flannel board? No problem! Here’s what you’ll need to recreate this activity at home.
5-10 colors of paper
Cardboard or poster board
Tape or poster tack
Dinosaur coloring sheet or drawing
Cut out medium-sized rectangles from colored paper, construction paper or draw on white paper and have your littles color the doors with markers or crayons. Make a 1/4 inch crease on the left side of each door to guide where to glue and make it a little easier to open the doors once they’re glued to the cardboard or poster board. I recommend making at least 5 color options to make it more challenging to find.
I decided to print a dinosaur coloring sheet and let the kids color it and I cut them out but you can always draw your own! I used poster tack on the back of the dinos so they could easily be moved behind a new door each time we do the rhyme. If you don’t have tack, you can use tape.
Reuse the board of colored doors for other favorite animals or objects by reciting “(Favorite animal), (Favorite animal), I want to play some more! Are you behind the (color) door?”
After creating this board, I decided to make some dinosaurs out of felt and wrote a few songs about 6 silly dinosaurs.
Check out my original flannel board songs, “Dinosaur Hide and Seek,” “Who Took the Egg?” and “Six Silly Dinosaurs,” on Youtube.
Inspired? Make your own dinosaurs to go along with the songs, or visit my Etsy shop to get these darling dinos shipped to you!
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