Balloon Fly Craft-Song-Children’s Book Theme

old black fly book

The old Black Fly by Jim Aylesworth is a book in rhyme, of the alphabet. This old fly is chased throughout the house landing on everything and driving the family crazy. Sit down with this book and have the students clap a beat as you read.  


Black Flies

By Vicky Manning

(Tune of the Itsy-Bitsy Spider)


The black annoying flies

Buzzed around my head.

Mommy got the flyswatter

And the black flies fled.

Mommy left the room

And all the flies came back.

Then I took the flyswatter

And smack, smack, smack!

balloon old black fly

Balloon Black Fly




Black stiff thread

Black Marker

White Paper

Yellow marker

Bobbie pins (for fly legs)

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