Feb 7, 2014

Flannel Friday Roundup for February 7th

Hi Everyone and thank you for your contributions!

To begin, welcome Jennifer with her first contribution! She provided us some felt props to be used with the story, Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper on her blog Storytime Extras. Her blog is filled with great ideas.

Kathryn over at Fun with Friends at Storytime provided us with the cutest dragons ever, that were inspired after reading the book, George and the Dragon by Chris Wormell many times over with her grandson J.

Our next contribution comes in two parts titled Feeling a Little (Hermit) Crabby inspired with kindergarteners and Eric Carle's Hermit the Crab which can be found on her blog: A Librarian Less Ordinary. Mrs. Todd collaborated with others and the outcome is amazing. As she explained herself..."I hope you're inspired to do your own over-the-top Eric Carle study".

Storytime Crafts provides us with props for a theme about Alligators and/or Crocodiles for as stated on the blog, indeed children don't care about the difference! :)

Brooke at Reading With Red sent in a contribution from her "Play and Learn" center all about Building a Snowman. The different felt pieces to create one's snowman are so cute, especially the hats!

Sharon at Rain Makes Applesauce and her blog title: Weeding the StoryTime Collection:. An Unconventional Flannel Friday sort of says it all :) Her blog describes how the library where she works are having the carpets replaced which led into a major weeding process for her and her staff members.Think we can all relate to that. As a preschool teacher I have weeded many a cupboard/closet of its belongings!

Katie at Story Time Secrets has sent us felt board pieces inspired by the rhyme, Mother and Father and Uncle John. It is a poem usually used when bouncing with babies. She has provided the words, a link to view it, and ideas for extending the rhyme with preschool aged children.

Lisa at Libraryland created felts to accompany the classic children's book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? She used her die cut machine and said it was easy to use the felt material and was happy with the outcome.

At Library Village,  Miss Sue made the most adorable  mailbag and envelopes inspired by one she found on Pinterest. She used it with her new theme: Letter of the Month. I love her idea of putting the letter and something that begins with that letter in each bag!

MissMaryLiberry provided felt pieces spelling out B U N N Y to help the children have some indoor movement after all the cold cold weather. As she wrote it "was a great movement activity that incorporated letter knowledge, letter sounds, phonological awareness, and just plain FUN".

Bridget's contribution this week at What is Bridget Reading? displays bird houses with shapes which she was inspired to create from a Flannel Friday contributor. She looks forward to using the felts with various Storytime themes.

My contribution this week is  felt pieces to be used with Down by the Bay. Although the post is from awhile ago, I have been singing the song alot this week with the children at my workplace, and smile on the inside with how much they love singing those lyrics again and again!


  1. Great job and a great collection of ideas! Thanks for a great Flannel Friday Roundup!