Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Flannel Friday Round-Up

It's Flannel Friday Round-Up time again!  Without further ado, here we go.

Do you like trying something a little different in your story time?  Check out Lisa at Thrive After Three's optical illusion for Batman or Penguin.  Superheros are always popular or you can store it for next year's superhero summer reading theme.

We have ducks and have color matching in Kathryn at Fun with Friends at Storytime's Rubber Ducky.  Plus, if it will work with your group and you have the pieces, you can easily pass out 1 duck for each child to bring up to the flannelboard.

You know you have a flannelboard hit when a colleague recreates it.  Bridget at What is Bridget Reading? made Five Tiny Gnomes based on Sunflower Storytimes rhyme and pattern.

Angela at Valley Storytime has another inspired by Flannel Friday post in the form of Five Little Fluffy Sheep.  What is really neat about her flannel pieces is that she has real colored wool on them.

Wow, people must be clearing out their Pinterest boards right now as we have a third inspired by Flannel Friday post.  A Librarian Less Ordinary made puppets to go with I Broke My Trunk by Mo Willems.  Plus, a cool craft is involved involving blowout party favors.  You know the kids will love it!

Anne at itsybitsymom retells the story of How Will We Get to the Beach? by Brigitte Luciani.  What is really neat about her post is the combination of felt pieces and pieces made from milk filters.  I have to get some of those!

If you ever do a story time about colors, you need to make Storytime Katie's crayons.  They are relatively simple to make and have a great rhyme to go with them.

Amy at The Show Me Librarian has been getting her felt on this year.  This week's contribution is finger puppets based on The Little Red Hen.  The final product turned out great.

Kelly at Ms. Kelly at the Library was inspired by Who Uses This? by Margaret Miller to create her flannelboard.  What I really like about her post is that she explains why she didn't strictly follow this story and illustrations for her groups.

Just in time for Fizz Boom Read, Linda at Notes from the Story Room brings us a draw-and-tell story called Building a Bot.  What always amazes me is that she creates these stories from scratch!

You are going to be totally blown away by Jane at Piper Loves the Library's felt S.T.E.A.M.-punk robot.  Her staff does a summer reading show at all of their elementary schools and her pictures are amazing.

That's a wrap for this week.  Next week's round-up will be hosted by Linda at Notes from the Story Room.

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  • Check out the official Flannel Friday blog that includes schedules and other important information.
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  1. I have a quick one to go with Jonathan London's Wiggle Waggle:

  2. Thanks for hosting this week. I've got duckies http://kdr4xmom.blogspot.com/2014/05/rub-dub-in-tub.html

  3. Mine will post Friday morning at 6:00am...http://whatisbridgetreading.blogspot.com/2014/05/flannel-friday-five-tiny-gnomes.html

  4. Here's my Fluffy Sheep: http://valleystorytime.wordpress.com/2014/05/21/five-little-fluffy-sheep/

  5. Thanks for hosting! Here is my Mo Willems' I Broke My Trunk post: http://lessordinarylibrarian.blogspot.com/2014/05/preschool-storytime-i-broke-my-trunk.html

  6. Super fun story/game: http://itsybitsymom.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/flannel-friday-how-will-we-get-to-the-beach/ Thanks! Anne

  7. I'm too young to be losing my mind...blame it on summer reading prep. I reposted an old blog, so disregard my Wiggle Waggle. This is my real contribution:

  8. Mine is here: http://storytimekatie.com/2014/05/23/flannel-friday-crayons/

    Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. I made finger puppets for The Little Red Hen:http://showmelibrarian.blogspot.com/2014/05/flannel-friday-little-red-hen-finger.html

    Thanks for hosting!

  10. Here is my contribution: http://mskellyatthelibrary.blogspot.com/2014/05/flannel-friday-whose-tool-is-this.html Thanks for hosting!

  11. Yet another draw & tell:

  12. This is my flannel, my life, the source of weeks of blood, sweat and tears. Okay, too dramatic. Just take a look! http://piperlovesthelibrary.blogspot.com/2014/05/fizz-boom-read-people.html


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