I needed a flannel for my Valentine Family Fun Night and knew I wanted to use a poem. I read through all the Valentine collections my libraries had and settled on "I Made My Dog a Valentine" by Jack Prelutsky from his collection It's Valentine's Day.
The poem mentions 3 pets: a dog, parakeets, and a turtle. I borrowed the dog from my Hey Diddle Diddle set and made a parakeet, turtle, and three hearts. The patterns for the animals are from Microsoft Office Clipart. I used the heart auto shape in Microsoft Word for the hearts. All the pieces are felt and the animals have puff paint details.