Friday, February 17, 2012
Flannel Friday:The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse
Welcome to my first ever Flannel Friday post. One of my favorite books from Fall 2011 was The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle. It is one that is easily adaptable to a color or an animal story time and it works great with two-year olds, which is my specialty. By making the animals different colors than they normally are, it makes the book "silly" and gives you a forum to discuss the animals.
To make a set of your own, you will need a blue horse, a red crocodile, a yellow cow, a pink rabbit, a green lion, an orange elephant, a purple fox, a black bear, and a polka-dotted donkey. I have access to an AccuCut machine and animal dies so I was able to run the felt through it and decorate the pieces with googly eyes and polka dots (permanent markers on the donkey).