Are you familiar with Grumpy Cat? Sue at Library Village (aka Let the Wild Rumpus Start) created him in felt and made up a song. This is a great addition to any story time about feelings! Plus, with the new year, Library Village spiffied up their web site. Definitely stop on by to check it out.
Storytime Katie shows us how to create letter puzzles! Not only are they fantastic for story time, but they would work great in an activity or early literacy center. A full set is on my to-do list!
If you are prepping your winter story times like I am, then you will definitely want to stop by Fun with Friends at Storytime. Not only will you get to see Kathryn's felt version of The Jacket I Wear in the Snow based on Thrive After Three's, but you will get to see her cute winter hats that are a fun color-based activity.
Kathryn also shows off her flannelized version of The Three Pigs at Fun with Friends at Storytime. I have learned that you can never have too many felt versions of the classics.
You will want to check out Thrive After Three's shark puppet. Not only does he send postcards while on vacation, but he is a great story time addition. He works well with Shark in the Park and Lisa's "I Spy" board that she created. It is great fun!
I love the idea of Katie's beginning reader story time at Story Time Secrets. This week she posts a birthday-themed rhyming story that is perfect for this age group. Check out her slideshow of Tommy Trout.
Seth at The Voices Inside My Headphones brings us a great chicken disaster craft (or any animal disaster). The kids will have great fun with it, especially your Godzilla lovers. Plus, Seth is doing a 52 Flannels project this year so let's cheer him on!
Anne at itsybitsymom shows off her version of Not a Box by Antoinette Portis using milk filters and crayons. Plus there is an extension activity where kids can make their own creations. It is great!
It always makes me smile when people down South do winter story times. If I could, I would package up some of our snow and cold and send it your way for "effect". Kay at Storytime ABC's recreates her Five Little Snowflakes based on a template from Loons and Quines @ Librarytime. You can never have too many "five little" rhymes for your collection.
Last, but not least, is Cate at Storytiming's Reno(vation) 911. She shows us how she unexpectedly put her new whiteboard to use. As I also have an insanely large whiteboard, I love this post!
That's it for this week. Anna at Future Librarian Superhero will have next week's round-up.
If you want to know more about Flannel Friday:
- Check out the official Flannel Friday blog that includes schedules and other important information.
- Search for images and links on our Pinterest page.
- Discuss story time stuff (and other ys stuff) on the Flannel Friday Facebook page.
Upcoming dates to know:
- 1/24 will be our Valentine's round-up