Friday, April 7, 2017

Flannel Friday: Doggies by Sandra Boynton

I love Sandra Boynton's board books, but the pictures are too small to share with large storytime groups. In the past, I've adapted Bob and Fifteen Animals.

This time I have adapted Doggies: A Counting and Barking Book. Boynton's illustration style makes adapting her books to felt easy. In storytime, I still use the book, but the felt pieces mean everyone can see the characters clearly. This set has a felt base with layers and layers of puff paint.



I'm hosting the roundup this week.

Keith is hosting the roundup next week.


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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Flannel Friday Roundup for April 7, 2017


Here's the Flannel Friday Roundup for April 7th. Enjoy!

Laura adapted the book One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree by Daniel Bernstrom into a puppet story with felt characters. I love it!

Carissa is a first time Flannel Friday poster. Welcome! She shares how she made a flannel board from a picture frame. Great idea! I usually use the backside of a dry erase board.

Kate has Hildy the HenLittle Chick, Little Chick Hide and Seek Game, and Little Bunny, Little Bunny Hide and Seek Sizes Game for us.

Wendy shares a build-a-bug set with us this week. Such a clever idea and just in time for my bugs storytime later this month.

Stephanie (another first time poster1) shares 5 Little Fish Japanese style in the form of a free printable on her Storytime Japan Facebook group.

This week, I have adapted Doggies by Sandra Boynton.

Kelly has a great version of Little Chick, Little Chick that's perfect for spring and would pair well with a book I read for my eggs storytime this week: Hurry, Hurry by Eve Bunting.

Keith is hosting the roundup next week.


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Flannel Friday Roundup for August 12, 2016

Here's the roundup for August 12.

Kathryn shares pirates.

Wendy's contribution is Little White Duck.

Michelle shares her version of the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle.

Kate's contribution is Apple Counting Baskets.

Jessica shares the game Little Moon, Little Moon.


? is hosting the roundup next week.

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Our July/August Flannel Friday Fairy Godmother is Mollie.  

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Life Size Chutes & Ladders

After the success of my other life size game events (Clue, Candy Land, & Sorry), I decided to try another this past summer.

Inspired by fabulous librarian bloggers (Amy, Anna, Anne, Kelly, & Laura), I chose to do Life Size Chutes & Ladders.


Setup was easy (not as easy as Sorry, but a lot easier than Clue). My supplies included paper (8.5 x11) in 4 colors, packing tape, masking tape, and yarn. I printed arrows on the paper, taped them down on the carpet. I used masking tape to make the ladders and yarn to make the chutes. (Full disclosure: I had a teenage cousin staying with me who helped with setup.)


Game play was simple. We used the die I made for Clue. As they finished the game, teens got to choose a prize. Boxes of movie candy are ever popular.



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Flannel Friday Roundup for February 5, 2016

Lauren shares The Valentine Tree.

Kate shares Ten in the Bed.

Wendy shares two felt sets this week: Five Birds and Brown Bear in the Ring (both inspired by Mel of Mel's Desk)

Laura shares dinosaurs (inspired by Mel of Mel's Desk).

Storytime Ukulele shares a felt set to accompany the lullaby "Yo Te Amo."

Jen shares Five Little Flowers just in time for spring. 

This week, I'm sharing a felt set based on The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle.

Kathryn is hosting the roundup next week.

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Flannel Friday: The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle

I reduced the illustrations from The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle to make a felt set to use for my preschool art program last fall. The program was based on Pamela's (Tween You & Me) Art Heroes: Why Is Blue Dog Blue?




The set was fun to make although my puff paint details will never live up to Eric Carle's genius.

I'm hosting the roundup this week.

Kathryn is hosting the roundup next week.
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Our January/February Flannel Friday Fairy Godmother is Lisa.  

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Flannel Friday Roundup for September 25, 2015


Kathryn (Fun with Friends at Storytime) shares Little Forest Animals Revisited.

Storytime Ukulele shares a simple three piece felt to go with the song "I Like Jelly on My Toast."

Jane (Piper Loves the Library) shares a post about the importance of Diversity in Halloween Books as well as a sneak peek at her newest felt set. It's gorgeous and is based on the book Big Fat Hen by Keith Baker.

Katie (Storytime Katie) shares Red Crane, Red Crane based on Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia and inspired by Jane at Piper Loves the Library.



Mollie is hosting the roundup next week.

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Our September/October Flannel Friday Fairy Godmother is Melissa.