Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Flannel Friday Round-Up

Happy 2013!  We have a great round-up today.

A big Flannel Friday welcome goes out to our newbies Lisa and Jen!

Lisa has created a flannel All You Need for a Snowman magic trick to go with Alice Schertle's book.  Honestly, I would love my own magic bag.

Jen at Jen in the Library brings us the Australian version of A-Hunting We Will Go.  This would be a great addition to any animal or multicultural story time.


Are you looking for some new props?  Andrea created food chain stacking cups.  While they are great for story time, I can also see them fitting Common Core Standards.  I always like it when I can inject some nonfiction into story time.

You have 11 months to get ready for Thanksgiving!  Sarah at Read Rabbit Read presents Five Little Pumpkin Pies in the Bakery Shop.

Bridget at What is Bridget Reading? was inspired by a past post and recreated Conejito by Margaret Read MacDonald.  I love the cute animals (and the mommy bunny with glasses is awesome).

I love any post that uses the words "favorite" and "2012".  Katie at Story Time Secrets shares her Favorite Story Time Props of 2012.  This post is definitely a "keeper" because she has some that I never thought of before.

Katie brings us Froggy se viste or Froggy Gets Dressed.  I know that this is a big preschool favorite up here where we get snow and have to wear many layers.  To make it easier to bring Spanish to your programs, she even includes a pattern.

If you are working on your winter story time flannelboards, you will want to check out Linda at Notes from the Story Room with her version of There Was a Little Penguin.  It's almost as if she knew that I have been assembling penguins for story time today!

Have you ever held a flannelboard workshop?  Lucy at In the Children's Room tells us about one that she and Katie from Storytime Secrets held.


Were you a part of the first ever Storytime Swap?  If not, you will definitely want to check out some of the posts below (and participate next time).

Anne at So Tomorrow created more shadow puppets to tell the story of Arthur's Nose.  I can see a lot of us pulling out our overhead projectors to create this fun puppet show!

Ann has a guest post up on Storytime ABC's with her props for Mouse Count.  It is really cute and I can see a lot of us putting one together.

Katie B. also has a guest post up on Storytime ABC's with her flannelized version of Five Pairs of Socks.  You will want to check this one out as Katie also created a flannel washing machine!

I made Pete the Cat with a twist here at Libraryland.  Pete has his very own pizza box flannelboard so kids can play with him.  Plus, I have 47 more pizza boxes to go so I see a lot of future pizza box flannelboards.

Kay at Storytime ABC's (and the creator of the Storytime Swap) created a really neat felt memory game out of shapes and colors.  It can be a game, a flannelboard, or even adapted to a cookie story time.  This one has the potential to take us in many more directions (really, can't you just see alphabet cookies???).

Amy at Catch the Possibilities retells Mouse Paint with props.  Honestly, what is cooler than props?  I can't wait to make this one myself!

I will admit it-I shamelessly "borrowed" this one from the Storytime Swap page.  Valley Storytime posted their flannelized version of "The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile" by Margaret Wise Brown.


Want to know more about Flannel Friday?  Check out the offical blog or Pinterest page

Upcoming dates to mark on your calendar include:
  • 1/25/13 is the Valentine's Extravaganza
  • 3/1/13 is the Dig Into Reading Summer Reading Extravaganza
  • 3/15/13 is the Flannel Friday Birthday Extravaganza


  1. Hi Lisa!

    I will be sharing several posts this week because I am hosting some Guest Posts from our First Annual Storytime Swap. Here is the first one featuring the book, Mouse Count. This idea is from Ann:

    I'll be back soon with more links.

    Thanks for hosting the very first Round-Up for 2013!
    ~ K ~

  2. So excited to be joining this great group with my first flannel friday post!

    Here it is:

    Should post early friday morning.

    Thank you for hosting the roundup Lisa!
    - Jen

  3. Hi again!

    Here is another Guest Post featuring Katie B's swap items:

    Now to get my own post finished! LOL!

  4. This is my first Flannel Friday contribution, though I've been reading every week for about a year!

    I hope you like it!

  5. This is my belated Thanksgiving flannel board contribution. If you like it, you will have plenty of time to make it for your next Thanksgiving storytime. Thanks!

  6. Thanks for hosting, Lisa! My post this week is a list of my 10 favorite story time props from 2012.

  7. Here's mine:

  8. Thanks for hosting and Happy New Year! I've got Food Chain Stacking Cups at

  9. Hi Lisa! Thanks for hosting. Here's my flannel for Froggy Gets Dressed / Froggy se viste.

  10. This is my contribution:

  11. Hi Lisa!

    I finally have my own post ready for this week's round-up. Here it is:

    Thanks again for doing the first one in 2013. It is looking awesome so far!

  12. Flannel Friday and Storytime Swap!

  13. Here's my post on a flannel workshop I helped run!


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