When I started planning a 4th of July themed storytime, I knew there must be fireworks themed flannelboards out there, so I was really happy to find this one on Storytime With Miss Tara. When I went to the dollar store to find some bows for my fireworks, I found red, white, and blue tinsel garlands and knew they would make perfect, beautiful, sparkly fireworks. I just cut 5 or 6 short lengths of each garland and stapled them to a circle of black stiffened felt. I LOVE the way they turned out and the kiddos all wanted to touch them afterwards!

I told the group that I needed their help with this one and before I started we practiced wiggling our fingers and raising our hands on the “sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle” part and then clapping our hands together over our heads on “Boom!” Each time a firecracker went “Boom!” and became a firework in the sky, I got a lot of oohs and ahhs, just like in a real fireworks display!

5 little firecrackers getting ready to zoom,

Sizzle, sizzle, sizzle, sizzle,  (wiggle fingers and raise hands slowly on each sizzle)

Boom! (clap hands over head and replace a firecracker with an exploded firework)

5 Little Firecrackers