Friday, November 25, 2011

Flannel Friday Round-Up, 11/25/11

Here is this week's Flannel Friday Round-Up! I'm impressed by how many of us were able to post even with the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. I hope those of you who celebrated yesterday had a wonderful holiday and managed to survive any Black Friday shopping excursions you might have gone on today!

On to the links...

Angela (@annavalley) from valleystorytime has adapted Rebecca and Ed Emberley’s version of The Red Hen for the flannel board. 

Anne (@sotomorrow) is already thinking about Winter holidays, as she posts about Gregory Groundhog.

Cate (@storytimingcate) from Storytiming posts a rhyme about five wild coyotes.

Library Quine (@Library_Quine) from Loons & Quines gets in one last Fall flannel board with her version of  Five Little Leaves, as well a Little Mouse guessing game.   

Linda (@LMeuse) from Notes from the Story Room introduces to "Pebble Patterns" - a Native American game similar to Memory.  

Liz (@readmrsd) from Putting Smiles on Faces shares Tom Turkey's Colorful Tail/Tale, a flannel story whose pieces can be made entirely from paper. (Apologies to Liz - your link is working now!)

Melissa (@MelissaZD) from Mel's Desk gives us a wonderful way to create felt people that makes it easier to adapt folktales and picture books for the flannel board. 

Moxie (@moxie_mibrarian) from Storytimes with Moxie shares a Thanksgiving themed post featuring Five Little Turkeys and Turkey in the Straw. 

Sarah (@sarah_e_hay) from Read It Again presents  Five Hungry Ants, a great food-related rhyme.

And finally, I'm Katie (@sharingsoda) from Story Time Secrets, and I'm sharing my flannel board ideas for my upcoming hibernation story time.

As always, the list of past round-ups and future hosts is kept by Anne at So Tomorrow. Don't miss next week's Flannel Friday Holiday Extravaganza, which will be hosted by Library Quine at Loons and Quines. Also visit Flannel Friday on Facebook and Pinterest.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Flannel Friday: Hibernation

I am taking just a brief break from holiday themes this week to share two flannel boards I'll be doing at a preschool story time about hibernation. Depending on how well they go over at my public story times, I might also use them for preschool and Pre-K school visits. 

This first rhyme sounds somewhat suggestive, so I gave it a title that states from the get-go what we're talking about. The rhyme sounded familiar to me as though I'd read it somewhere before, but my source for  this post was

Who Hibernates?

Brown bears do it.
Ladybugs too.

and snakes,

And a frog or two.


and chipmunks
in a sleepy state.

What do they do?
They hibernate!

This song is sung to the tune of Frere Jacques, which makes it ideal for my group since we sing that as part of Laurie Berkner's ABCD Medley almost every week. My idea is to put one animal on the board at the time, then put up the place where it hibernates as we approach that point in the verse.
Time for Hibernation

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Big brown bear, big brown bear?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a log, in a lair.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Hanging bat, hanging bat?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a cave is where I'm at.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Garter snake, garter snake?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In the mud, in a lake.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Little green frog, little green frog?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In a pond, near a log.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Meadow mouse, meadow mouse?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
in a field, near a house.

Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Turtle friend, turtle friend?
Time for hibernation.
What is your location?
In the stream, till winter's end!
All clipart in this post came from

This week, the Flannel Friday round-up will be posted right here at Story Time Secrets! I'll be checking Twitter throughout the day, but also feel free to comment here with your links. The round-up will be up this afternoon!
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