Yay I have the round up this week!
UPDATE 4/16: I did not think it was possible but someone was up even later than me! Jessica posted a link and I missed it, but you should NOT! It’s her very first Flannel Friday, a whole Dogs storytime with an adorable version of Where O Where Has My Little Dog Gone as a guessing game. Excellent! Thanks Jessica for joining us and I’m sorry I was late!
Kathryn at Fun with Friends at Storytime shares a set of veggies and a “gardenful” of ideas for using them…including links to a couple of songs and the ever-popular felt-shape-eating puppet trick! Stop by her post for a couple more ideas as well! Also, everyone give Kathryn a standing ovation for going over and above this year with extra shifts being our Pinterest pinner. Thank you, Kathryn!
Wendy at Flannel Board Fun has TWO entries this week–an “inspired by Flannel Friday” version of A House for Birdie. This one has been on my own to-make list FOREVER and this beautiful set is bumping it up to the top! She also shares a very cute Five Little Ducks set.
Lisa at Thrive After Three shares a technique for making simple “costumes” for puppets or dolls, which you can use to help tell a story in storytime. I think this could be used for a wide range of puppet shapes and sizes!
Speaking of Lisa! Jennifer at Storytime with Miss Jennifer made her puppet version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Looking good! I can see this version working VERY well for my baby storytimes.
Annie at So Tomorrow wrote her own rhyme to go with a set of pirate stuffed toys…I love being reminded that we can make our own version of practically any rhyme or song to fit a new theme or idea!
That’s exactly what Emily did at Literary Hoots! She made her own rhyme inspired by one she found online, AND made her own clip art ice cream images to go with. Head on over to her post because she is generously sharing her files!
I’ve seen a few different flannelboards to go along with Jamberry, but Carol took her set in a fresh direction that is simple and effective! See how she piles up blueberries and counts them into a canoe at her blog Magical Library Book Bug.
We’ll wrap up with a Not-a-Flannel Friday post from Jane at Piper Loves the Library: A home-grown Sesame Street photobomb opportunity for National Library Week! She also reviews the new Denise Fleming book which is “just waiting to be flannelized”!
Another Update 4/16: I was late with my own post: Things That Go!