Flannel Friday: Little Mouse alternatives

I love that old storytime standby, Little Mouse Little Mouse. It's a hit with all ages and kids get to practice personal space (specifically, respecting mine), patience, taking turns, and naming colors. What you may or may not know is that there are many alternatives to fit almost any storytime theme. Here are two I created drawing inspiration from PUBYAC.

Little frog, little frog, are you under this log? You could also add numbers to each log and ask preschoolers which number log to check first. I couldn't find a log I liked so I drew this one. The froggie is Microsoft clip art.
Idea courtesy of Elizabeth Nelson and Lisa Soper via PUBYAC

Little bear, little bear, are you hiding under there? I die cut shapes and used Kevin Henkes adorable Old Bear for this game. It lets kids name colors AND shapes, as well as giving them a bit of excitement if they recognize the bear
Idea courtesy of Deborah Brightwell Brown via PUBYAC


  1. I've done the frog and the log and the fox in the box, but not the bear under there! YEah! My girls loves these games!

  2. Nice and welcome! I like the shapes.

  3. Welcome! Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

  4. This is so very smart! Thanks!

  5. We love this felt board game and have done it a variety of ways; snail behind the pail is what we're using now