January 2009



Five Little Hot Dogs - Mitt Puppet


       Cloth garden glove
       Red felt, brown felt
       10 wiggly eyes
       Craft glue, Velcro, felt tip marker - Click here to download pattern.

Five Little Hot Dogs

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    Cut out hotdogs from red felt using the pattern below. Cut buns from the brown felt. Glue a hotdog to each bun. Glue on wiggly eyes and draw a smile and nose with the marker. Glue a piece of Velcro (hook side) to each finger on the glove. (Hint! It works best if you also sew around the Velcro on the fingers of the glove.) Glue the fuzzy side of the Velcro to the back of each sausage. Place a hotdog on each finger before you say the rhyme below:

             Five little hotdogs frying in the pan.
             The grease got hot and one went BAM!
                  (Remove a hotdog.) (Clap hands on BAM!)
             Four little hotdogs...three…two…one
             No little hotdogs frying in the pan.
             The pan got hot and it went BAM!

Adaptations: Say a similar poem about popcorn. "Five little kernels sizzling in the pot. The grease got hot and one went POP! Four little kernels…etc."

   Make other characters for finger plays out of felt and use them with the mitt. For example:

        Five Little Pumpkins

            Five little pumpkins sitting on a gate.
            The first one said, "Oh, my it's getting late!"
            The second one said, "There are noises everywhere!"
            The third one said, "But we don't care."
            The fourth one said, "Let's run and run and run."
            The fifth one said, "I'm ready for some fun!"
            Whooooooo went the wind!
            And out went the light!
            And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!

        Jack O' Lantern

             This is Jack O' Happy.
             This is Jack O' Sad.
             This is Jack O' Spooky.
             And this is Jack O' Mad.
             This is Jack in pieces small,
             But in a pie he's best of all!

Five Little Pumpkins

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