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Flannel Friday Inspiration Post: Trains Flannelboard

May 11, 2012

Thanks Melissa for sharing your train templates! Transportation stories are always such a hit. It’s nice to have lots of fun flannels to use with them.

trains

Melissa made it with Clickety Clack in mind:

Clickety Clack

Clickety-one, clickety-one,
Here comes ENGINE number one.

Clickety-two, clickety-two,
Here comes BOX CAR number two.

Clickety-three, clickety-three,
Here comes PASSENGER CAR number three.

Clickety-four, clickety-four,
Here comes COAL CAR number four.

Clickety-five, clickety-five,
Here comes TANK CAR number five.

Clickety-clck, clickety-clack,
Here comes the CABOOSE!

The train has gone on down the track,
Puffing ’cause it’s going fast.
Wave good-bye ’cause it’s all past.

Here are a couple of other train rhyme suggestions.

Here is the Engine
Here is the engine on the track;
Here is the coal car, just in back;
Here is the boxcar to carry freight;
Here is the mail car.  Don’t be late!
Way back here at the end of the train
Rides the caboose through the sun and rain.

This Little Train (Tune: This Old Man)
This little engine, it is green, it goes chugging full of steam.
With a chug chug, toot toot
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home.

This little car, it is blue, it goes chugging right by you.
With a chug chug, toot toot
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home.

This little car, it is black, it goes chugging down the track.
With a chug chug, toot toot
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home.

This little car, it is red, it goes chugging off to bed.
With a chug chug, toot toot
Hear the whistle blow
This little train goes chugging home.

Source: BCLSChildren wiki. There are more verses on their site – that poor orange boxcar is not going to see a lot of rhyming action. That’s okay, I think it’s cheery!

Today’s Flannel Friday host is Sharon at Rain Makes Applesauce. You can also find past and future roundups and lots more information about Flannel Friday at our new Flannel Friday website. Huge thanks to So Tomorrow for filling this role over the past year. For a visual round-up of all postings, check out Flannel Friday on Pinterest.

4 thoughts on “Flannel Friday Inspiration Post: Trains Flannelboard

  1. Great train! I also love your track. :o) Did you sew the track together?

    • rovingfiddlehead says:

      I did sew the track together. I glued it the first time I used it, but it fell apart when the kids played with it afterwards so I got out the machine. I definitely want kids to be able to play with any flannels I make and sewing works best for endurance.

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  3. Tracey says:

    I always need more train rhymes and these are great!

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