Mouse's Halloween House
This flannelboard came from Mother Goose's Playhouse by Judy Sierra. It is about a mouse who finds a big orange house and nibbles a hole in the middle to make a door. She nibbles two holes near the top to make two windows. Then she nibbles a wide hole near the bottom so that all her children can ran in and out. Finally, she puts a candle inside to light up the darkness.
With this flannelboard, I used a combination of felt and laminated paper. My mice would never look as good as the patterns in the book, so I colored those and laminated them. The pumpkin parts are all felt, along with the candle. I did add a little velcro to the back of the candle to help hold it to the pumpkin's mouth.
Pumpkin Man (Interactive Story)
This story came from Best of Dr. Jean: Puppets and Storytime by Jean Feldman. You will need an easel or dry erase board (depending on the size of your group) and a marker. Start off by teaching your group 4 actions that they will need for the story: knock (pretend to knock), rock (sway back and forth), spin (twirl hands about), and come in (make hand motion). While I can't retell the whole story (copyright rules), I can show you the major parts.
Two big, black books come to visit the little old lady.
Two bony legs visit the little old lady.
A funny body visits the little old lady.
Two wiggly arms visit the little old lady.
Two big hands visit the little old lady.
Finally, the creature has a head (it is a pumpkin) and the little old lady can finally talk to him!
Pumpkin House (Paper Cut Story)
This story is also from the Best of Dr. Jean: Puppets and Storytime by Jean Feldman. Once again, due to copyright rules I can't tell you the exact story. You will get the idea, though, as I cut the pumpkin house. All you need is a piece of orange paper and a pair of scissors.
Step 1-the house and the chimney
Steps 2 & 3-the curved door and the special door for the cat
Step 4-windows for the birds
Step 5-the jack-o'-lantern
This week's Flannel Friday round-up is hosted by Mary at Miss Mary Liberry. Make sure you check out all of the great Halloween submissions in the round-up and on the Flannel Friday Pinterest page!