What a great day! Thanks to everyone for joining in on our Flannel Friday Anniversary Celebration!
How appropriate that we had another knock-out Round Up!
I am in the process of adding in RIGHT NOW (8ish MST) so don’t fret yet if you don’t see your link! All right, 20 contributions later, I think I have it! PLEASE help me out and give me a heads-up if I missed you or someone you know!
Update 1/21: I did miss someone! Sorry, Tara!
Tara at Storytime with Miss Tara has an original pattern & rhyme for a magic color-changing chick! You could easily do this with lots of other animals, too!
I Made Myself a Snowball
Alison at Miss Alison is Blogging! has a Shel Silverstein rhyme that will guarantee you the storytime giggles! And is there anything cuter than a snowball in pajamas? No? Well, there you go.
Bad Case of Stripes Folder Story
Andrea at Roving Fiddlehead Kidlit is not quite started on a great idea for turning David Shannon’s Bad Case of Stripes into a folder story, but her paper looks super and I can’t wait to see it when it’s done.
Anna at Valley Storytime takes a pattern I designed for train cars and makes it her own (and better!) with her super cheerful interpretation. Don’t miss the folksong she links to–what a great find.
Anne at So Tomorrow gives us all a welcome peek at summertime with her juicy watermelon rhyme!
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Cate at Storytiming found a great pattern for this familiar tale on Making Learning Fun. The clean design of these images really makes them shine! (And that BEAR FACE! *swoons*)
Little Red Valentine
K at Storytime ABC’s has a WHOLE BUNCH of ideas for what you can do with your storytime kids and a simple set of colored hearts.
Happy Birthday Flannel Friday!
Kari at My Storytime Life has a guessing game that fits PERFECTLY with our anniversary party, with mouse hiding behind a set of wrapped presents! I love her mixed media approach–her flannels are made out of felt and printed paper.
Mouse Paint (In a Box!)
Katie at Recipe for Reading made a really effective version of Mouse Paint–with bright colored foam pieces–that she tells using a story box prop instead of a flannelboard. Go read about the storytime magic that crept into the room when she used this!
Katie at Storytime Katie shows us her take on the matching mittens game. LOOK at all those great color-and-shape combinations! And pinching clothespins is such a great fine-motor activity for little kids.
Katie at Storytime Secrets shows us her snowflakes and has a few rhyme ideas–including her own original rhyme!–to use them with. They look like they would flutter very satisfactorily down to the ground! Bonus: She shares the free clip art link she used to find the snowflake patterns. (It’s a new site to me, so thanks Katie!)
The Bird and the Trees
Linda at Notes from the Story Room sets up a prop story on her “Amazon Theatre” (go see what it is!). I so appreciate Linda being such an advocate for folktales and told stories.
Not Just for Storytime!
Lisa at Storytime with the Library Lady made her own flannelboard (it looks really sturdy) and created a set of basic felt shapes for families to use for free play when they visit the library…and it got great use the first day she had it out!
I Had a Little Rooster
Lucy at In the Children’s Room brings a little rootsy Pete Seeger into her storytime! Plus the next tree I make is going to look like her Greenberry Tree.
Happy Anniversary Flannel Friday!
Mary at Miss Mary Liberry takes us back to her very first Flannel Friday post last March! Thanks for all your great ideas this year.
Meghan is at Busy Crafting Mommy and has not one, not two, but THREE different ideas for a Valentine storytime: a matching game, a flannel rhyme, and a prop for a book.
Four Red Dragons
Mollie at What Happens in Storytime gets us ready for Chinese New Year with beautiful curvy dragons and a counting rhyme.
5 Little Penguins
Rachel makes her Flannel Friday debut (yay Rachel!) with adorable penguins inspired by Miss Mary and her own original “5 Little” rhyme.
Sarah at Read It Again! has a great idea to use with “A Tisket a Tasket.” Kids don’t see as much mail as they used to so this is a great way to talk about stamps, envelopes, addresses, and all that, too. Check out the surprise she adds under the envelopes!
How Many Feet in the Bed?
Sharon at Rain Makes Applesauce has a story with a unique perspective! Those feet look very tickle-able. This would be a fresh addition to a Bedtime or Nighttime theme.
Who’s Behind the Barn Door?
Tracey at 1234 More Storytimes has a simple but effective farm animal guessing game for the younger kids. I love her idea to add in some zoo animals as a surprise!
No Flannel Friday from me today, but go visit and enter my GIVEAWAY because I want to say THANK YOU to all of you. No worries, I’m taking entries till Monday!