Thursday, February 14, 2013

Flannel Friday-Mice

When Mice by Rose Fyleman came across my desk this past fall, it screamed "flannelboard."  I just wanted to come up with a way to do it so I didn't take away from Lois Ehlert's illustrations (which are awesome!).

I started by making the general shape of the mice- a triangle head, a triangle body, circle eyes, and rope arms & legs.

As you read the story, you build the mice to match the words.

Their tails are long.
Their ears are pink.
Their teeth are white.
And, of course, the cat!
While I made them to go along with the story, you can also build the mice on your own.  Since every part is a basic shape, other than the tails and the cat, this book would also be good for a shape story time.
Katie at Storytime Katie is hosting this week's round-up.


  1. This is great! I ordered this book this week. can't wait to make this.

  2. These are precious. The use of string - so clever in adding personality to the mice. I need to order the book and plan to flannelize soon! Thanks for posting ~ jane


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