Saturday, December 13, 2014

Flannel Friday Roundup for December 12, 2014

We're a small, but mighty group during the last official roundup of 2014.

Lisa has turned a Frozen picture book, Olaf's 1, 2, 3, into a felt set. Perfect for those of you (like me!) who are doing Frozen parties for the hordes of children who LOVE the movie.

Kathryn shares two friendship posts: 10 Friends Today and Gossie & Gertie.

Jane brings us a Christmas themed flannel this week: Christmas Presents for Little Mouse and Me.

This is the last Flannel Friday Roundup of 2014. We won't be having a roundup on December 19 or December 26. Anne is hosting the 1st roundup of 2015 on January 2. Lisa is hosting the Valentine's Day Extravaganza Roundup. Look for it on January 9.

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Our November/December Flannel Friday Fairy Godmother is Anne.
Our January/February Flannel Friday Fairy Godmother is Sharon.



Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Flannel Friday: Bob by Sandra Boynton




My contribution for the 2014 Holiday Extravaganza comes from Sandra Boynton's board book Bob and 6 More Christmas Stories. While this book is a slightly larger board book, it's still too small to share in my preschool storytime. I was enchanted by Bob's story and decided to turn him into a felt set for my flannel board. I enlarged the illustrations to use as my patterns.

Mel has the roundup this week.

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Our November/December Flannel Friday Fairy Godmother is Anne.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Flannel Friday: What Do You Call a Baby...?

 Last November, I used author/illustrator Aaron Zenz as a storytime theme. I love his book Chuckling Ducklings and Baby Animal Friends. When he also published a book about animal moms and another about animal dads, I knew it would make a perfect storytime.

The idea for this magnet board activity was born out of desperation. I was looking for an activity and realized I had crocheted magnets of 5 of the different animals mentioned in Chuckling Ducklings and Baby Animal Friends: turkey, frog, bear, owl, and cat.


After reading the book, this activity works as a memory game. Some of the animals' baby names are easy (bear & cat), but the others are a little harder (turkey, frog, owl).

You can easily make a set for this activity by borrowing animals from your other sets.

Kathryn has the roundup this week.

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Our September/October Flannel Friday Fairy Godmother is Melissa (@melissaZD).

Friday, October 3, 2014

Flannel Friday: Halloween Ideas

In honor of this year's Halloween Roundup, I thought I'd reshare a few ideas that work well with the holiday. Without further ado, here they are. 


 
 

Pumpkin Trouble Guessing Game
(Five Little Pumpkins/Where's the Duck?)
 




Sue has the roundup this week.

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Our September/October Flannel Friday Fairy Godmother is Melissa (@melissaZD).

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Blogiversary to Me!

What Is Bridget Reading? turns 6 today!

When I first started this blog is was just a place to put the booktalks I created for my programming class. Over the years, it's grown into so much more. I review books, write up my programs plans, contribute to Flannel Friday,  and serve as a Flannel Friday host.



Today also seems like a good time to announce that I'll be serving as a Cybils Round 1 Judge for the poetry category again this year. I'm looking forward to reading, reviewing, and interacting with my fellow judges.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Flannel Friday: Mouse Count

This set was inspired by Mary. Like Mary, I used the patterns from Making Learning Fun.



I used this set in tandem with Mouse County by Ellen Stoll Walsh. After reading the book, I pulled out my flannel board. Kids really liked this set. It got a lot of giggles. I may add a snake to the set one day.

After our jar was filled up with mice, I took a moment to have the kids identify the colors.

Katie has the roundup this week.

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Our September/October Flannel Friday Fairy Godmother is Melissa (@melissaZD).

Friday, September 12, 2014

Flannel Friday: "Who Is Tapping At My Window?" by A. G. Deming

I was inspired to make this felt set by Katie over at Storytime Secrets. Katie created a Google Drive Presentation, but I opted to go with my favorite medium...felt!


The window is a clipart image. I used clipart or coloring sheets to make the following pieces: ox, coon, loon, cony, and raindrop.

I borrowed the others from the following sets:

Older kids loved guessing the next animal based on the rhyme. Younger kids liked making the animal sounds for the animals they knew. This was a very successful set. I used it for my seasons & weather storytime over the summer. 

Kelly has the roundup this week.

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Our September/October Flannel Friday Fairy Godmother is Melissa (@melissaZD).