I realized a while back that we count a lot in story time, but we don't usually have visual representation of the numbers. Hence the Ants Go Marching. I did a little rejiggering so all the things the little ant does would have an object (shouting yippee! after 3 would have been hard to put up on the flannel board), but it's bright and it's pretty and it gets the kids excited.
The ants go marching 1 by 1,
the ants go marching 1 by 1,
The ant go marching 1 by 1
The little one stops to stare at the sun
The little one stops to tie his shoe
The little one stoops to pick up a key
The little one stops to open the door
The little one sees the bees in the hive
And they all go marching down,
to the ground,
to get out of the rain,
rain, rain, rain
Flannel Friday is being hosted by Sharon at Rain Makes Applesauce (I totally should have saved my applesauce flannel for this week!) and if you want to learn more about Flannel Friday you can always visit the official website for more information!