Flannel Friday: A Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track

Dana and I may live on opposite sides of Canada right now, but that doesn’t mean we don’t swap storytime ideas through text messages! Dana sent me an “I love storytime” moment the other day when she shared a picture of a felt story she made of the traditional children’s song, “A Peanut Sat on a Railroad Track.”

Sad to say we don’t have a video of this song on Jbrary. You can find it on YouTube easily though, like this one described as a “gross kids song.” Why stop at one verse though? My co-worker Adam Smith wrote additional verses that Dana based her felt pieces on. He’s given me permission to share them here. If you’ve got a silly preschool group or a K – 2 class visiting, you’ve got to try this out. Trust us.

Dana made her felt pieces by printing clipart images and pasting them to felt, then cutting around the edges. So easy! I love how she put a number 10 on the train to match the first verse. Here are the other verses:

A potato sat on a railroad track
To see which way the train goes
Around the bend came the Number 10
Toot Toot
Mashed Potatoes!

An apple sat on a railroad track
Feeling a little lost
Around the bend came the Number 10
Toot Toot
Apple Sauce!

A chickpea  sat on a railroad track
Wondering what that sound was
Around the bend came the Number 10
Toot Toot
Humous!

An avocado sat on a railroad track
But it got up too slowly
Around the bend came the Number 10
Toot Toot
Guacamole!

An olive sat on a railroad track
Feeling a little sad
Around the bend came the Number 10
Toot Toot
Tapenade!

A sesame sat on a railroad track
Roasting a little weenie
Around the bend came the Number 10
Toot Toot
Tahini!

A tomato sat on a railroad track
having a little poop
Around the bend came the Number 10
Toot Toot
Tomato soup!

An eggplant sat on a railroad track
listening to the wind go wooooosh
Around the bend came the Number 10
Toot Toot
Baba ghanoush!

And here are some bonus holiday verses:

A pumpkin sat on the railroad track
Having a little cry
Around the bend came number 10
Toot toot
Pumpkin pie!

A loaf of bread sat on the railroad track
Huffing and puffing
Around the bend came number 10
Toot toot
Stuffing!

A soybean sat on the railroad track
Enjoying a cup of tea
Around the bend came number 10
Toot Toot
Tofurkey!

Can you think of any other verses? Hit me up in the comments with your rhyming geniusness.

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