Friday, March 14, 2014

10 Flannel Friday Favorites

This week, Flannel Friday celebrates its three-year anniversary! Accordingly, I would like to share my ten Flannel Friday favorites.

These first six items on my list are flannel boards and props I learned about from Flannel Friday and actually used in story times - in some cases, nearly every week.

These last four links are Flannel Friday contributions I have always admired and someday hope to use.

  • Are You a Horse? from Thrive After Three
    I love so many of Lisa's videos, but this is one I return to again and again. I love her casual way of incorporating the puppets, and her storytelling style. If I had the budget, I'd buy a set of animal puppets just so I could tell this particular story.
  • The Ants Go Marching from In the Children's Room
    Lucy's approach to singing this song with the flannel board is so perfect. Instead of lining up ten individual ants on the board, she created pieces with multiple ants on them. I am more of a clip art kind of gal, but if I were to make something out of felt, this would be at the top of my list.
  • Roll a Storytime! from So Tomorrow
    Anne's idea for using giant dice to roll a song or movement activity is something I always meant to try before leaving the library to have my daughter and I never did. I'm seriously considering making a pair of these for home when my daughter is a little older! 
  • Fall is Not Easy from Storytiming
    This is one flannel board I wish I had the artistic ability to make. There have been many Flannel Friday adaptations, but Cate's was the first, and she was the one who introduced me to the book, and to its highly flannelizable qualities. Again, if I were to start making pieces from felt, this is one of the felt sets I'd want to make.

For more on how I feel about Flannel Friday, check out last year's birthday post, What Flannel Friday Means to Me. Also don't miss the round-up for this week, hosted by Anne at So Tomorrow. For more on Flannel Friday, check out the official websiteFacebook page, and Pinterest account


  1. So much fun to read and discovering flannels I missed. Happy Birthday to all the FF-ers! ~ jane

  2. I bet your daughter would love her own storytime/movement cube! The kids at both of my libraries go crazy for it!

  3. Yay! Another Magic Envelope! I'm so happy this is working for people. Quite frankly, it still terrifies me!

  4. Can you tell me more about the Magic Envelope? For some reason, the link isn't working and I know my kiddos would LOVE this!!!


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