Thursday, January 2, 2014

Flannel Friday Round-Up

Welcome to the first Flannel Friday round-up of 2014!  We are starting the year off with a bang so get ready to check out these great ideas (and pin them all).

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.

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  • 1/24 will be our Valentine's round-up

9 comments:

  1. Oooh Lisa, Check out my Grumpy Cat!! I even wrote a song to it...wanna hear it? Here it goes! HA! Happy New Year!
    http://libraryvillage.blogspot.com/2014/01/flannel-friday-grumpy-cat.html

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  2. I've got my post up and ready to go: http://storytimekatie.com/2013/12/17/flannel-friday-complete-letter-puzzles/

    Thanks for hosting!!

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  3. Happy New Year! Here's my post for this first Flannel Friday of 2014 http://kdr4xmom.blogspot.com/2013/12/dressed-for-winter.html

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  4. I have my favorite puppet, Mr. Shark, to share for the new year.
    http://thriveafterthree.com/2014/01/01/mr-shark/

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  5. Happy New Year, and thanks for hosting! My contribution this week is a birthday-themed story I found in Highlights High Five magazine. http://storytimesecrets.blogspot.com/2014/01/flannel-friday-tommy-trout.html (This link will go live at midnight.)

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  6. I have a second post to share if you have the room... http://kdr4xmom.blogspot.com/2013/12/three-little-pigs.html Thanks for hosting!

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    1. When do we ever not have room! :)

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  7. Hello, I am having trouble posting for some reason, so please accept my apologies if I have reposted several times! Thank you for hosting! Here is my entry for the week: http://wp.me/P3P4CN-bd

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  8. Hope I am not too late to share this week. It is a Blast from the Past featuring one of my Flannel Friday-inspired projects.

    http://librarystorytimeabcs.blogspot.com/2014/01/blast-from-past-snowflakes-snowflakes.html

    Thanks for hosting this week!
    Have a lovely weekend!
    ~ K ~

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