This week’s Flannel Friday Roundup (it’s a BIG one) features some really great contributions. We have a lot of ideas for Dr. Seuss programs, and some great ideas to get us ready for spring and changing weather. There are also some great ideas for non felty story ideas and props so make sure to check out all the wonderful ideas!
If you don’t see your Flannel Friday here, please let me know :)
I’ll pin all the board ideas to Pinterest later tonight (after the girls’ bedtime-it’s crazy here right now!)
First up, Lisa at lisaslibraryland has a really cute version of Bark George by Jules Feiffer (one of my favorite stories!!). I love how you can actually reach into George’s mouth to pull out each of the animals he has swallowed. So fun!
Stop by Tara’s blog Storytime with Miss Tara and Friends to read about her “Wiggle Worms” storytime with some great ideas for active storytime goers. She shares a cute flannel verson of “This Little Piggie” where the pigs enjoy some tasty and healthy pretend food snacks.
Linda’s blog Notes From the Storytime Room gets us ready for spring (YAY!) with some cheerful puppets, and instructions on adding movments, to go with the poem “In springtime.”
Next up, Sarah from Read it Again! gets personal by asking the question “What color is your underwear?” with a really cute flannel board to match the book with adorable undies on the animals.
Sarah from Read, Sarah, Read! joins us for the first time (Yay! welcome) with a cool clothespin version of Let’s play in the forest while the wolf is not around by Claudie Rueda. This is so cute, I love the mini clothespins that hold up his clothes :)
Katie from Recipe for Reading puts a clever dinosaur spin on the familiar song “Five Little Ducks Went Out to Play.” I especially love the part where ‘Mama dinosaur said “roar, roar, roar”’ – really cute!
Erin has a cute Max doll with a huge pocket she added filled with all the items he “cleans up” from his room in the story Max Cleans Up by Rosemary Wells. I’ve always loved the Max books, and this is such a cute idea! Head over to her blog LibErin to see her story idea.
Melissa at Tickle the Clouds, shares her version of Stone Soup-the onion is especially cute :) . And while the weather may not be cooperating where she lives, it’s yucky and rainy here today and a bowl of soup sounds wonderful!
At Mary’s blog Miss Mary Liberry you will find a really cute rendition of “See You Later Alligator” I love how she wrote the words with puffy paint on felt and then lined up the animals next to their rhyming line. Great idea for print awareness! The animals are really cute too :)
At Storytime ABC’s Kay gets us ready for Dr. Seuss’s birthday, March 2nd, with a great feltboard to match his book My Many Colored Days about colors as well as a Seuss book giveaway(!) Head over to her blog to find out how you can win a Dr. Seuss Book YAY!
Bridget at What is Bridget Reading? shares a felt board to reflect February being National Children’s Dental Health Month with really cute little crocheted teeth to match a poem “5 Little Teeth.”
At her blog, Miss Alison is Blogging! Alison shares another great idea for Dr. Seuss’s upcoming birthday celebration. She made a cute Yottle in a Bottle prop to go use while reading There’s a Wocket in My Pocket.
Library Quine uses Stop and Go signs to use with the poem “I have a Little Bicycle” she also made signs for the storytime kids to hold up during storytime activities. Read more about her fun ideas at Loons and Quines.
Lucy shares a folder story to go with the book A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni on her blog In the Children’s Room. I love her ideas for how to change the chameleon’s color! Really cool. :)
Melissa, from Mel’s Desk, shares another great Dr. Seuss idea. She made some really cute eggs with different colored yolks to use with the book Green Eggs and Ham. I love the poems she shared to use with the eggs, so clever!
Katie from Storytime Katie has a feltboard to use with the book It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw to use for an Imagination storytime. She had the kids guess which shapes each of the felt pieces represented as she placed them on the board. This story is always a favorite of mine too!
Andrea at Roving Fiddlehead Kid Lit shares a fun spaceship themed felt board today. She shares her helpful spaceship pattern and the poem she adapted “Four Little Rockets” on her blog as well as information on a cute pin the space ship on the planet game.
Kari Annat My Storytime Life shares the first part of a really cute frog counting felt board. “Hippity Hop!” tune in next week to find out who is over the wall behind the frogs.
Jane at Piper Loves the Library has made up a fun version of “BINGO” in honor of her library puppet dog mascot Piper. The little felt girl is really cute :)
Mollie Kay from What Happens in Storytime shares a fun version of the song “I Went to the Pet Store” that is a great resource to teach rhyming words at storytime.
On her blog Narrating Tales of Preschool Storytime, Nicole shares a really cool looking magnet board story based on the book Stuck by Oliver Jeffers. I’m not familiar with this story but now I really want to check it out!!
Clevinso shares the poem “I Went to the Lake” on her blog Storytiming. This is a cute idea for spring as well, kids choose from an animal in a ‘pond’ as the song is sung.
Tracey has another underpants themed flannel on her blog 1234 More Storytimes. For this felt board, dinosaurs are looking for underpants that match the way they look. Super cute :)
Ha ha I forgot to add my own! Busy Crafting Mommy shares a feltboard version of Forest Tracks by Dee Dee Duffy. This animal guessing games asks children to try to identify animals by their footprints and the sounds made in the story.