Saturday, March 22, 2014

Flannel Friday Round-Up, March 21, 2014

Welcome to your Flannel Friday Round-Up for March 21, 2014. We have a little bit of everything this week, including several posts inspired by previous Flannel Fridays!


Two people posted about superheroes this week. Lisa at Thrive After Three has made flannel board pieces to accompany Ralph Cosentino's Batman picture books. She has Wayne Manor and the Batmobile, as well as The Joker, Catwoman, Penguin, and Two-Face.   Kathy from Bird's Books shares a set of superhero finger puppets which includes Batman and four others. (I don't know about you, but I'm saving both of these posts to my Pinterest board for summer reading 2015!)

Dr. Seuss

There are also two Dr. Seuss-themed posts. Brenda from Story Tree adapted "Way Up High in the Apple Tree" to "Way Up High in the Green Egg Tree." Her eggs have smiley faces on one side and green yolks on the other - adorable! Meg from Miss Meg's Story Time is also celebrating Dr. Seuss with a fish-themed flannel board rhyme to accompany One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish. 

Little Mouse (and Little Frog!)

The ever-popular "Little Mouse Little Mouse" rhyme makes two appearances in this week's round-up. Amy from The Show Me Librarian shares her pieces for the original Little Mouse game, while Kelly, a first-time Flannel Friday participant, combines the little mouse concept with a frog theme in her post at Ms. Kelly at the Library.

Inspired by Flannel Friday

A few of this week's contributors were inspired by previous Flannel Friday posts.  At Storytime Extras, Jennifer shares her interpretation of Jenna's Enormous Turnip flannel board, but she uses an enormous carrot instead. Kathryn at Fun with Friends at Storytime was inspired by Lisa's post to make a set of baby faces so that she could share "Poor Little Baby" at her recent emotions-themed story time. I'm thrilled that Bridget from What is Bridget Reading? was inspired by me this week! Her post is about "Doggy Doggy Where's Your Bone?," which I used as part of my Dig into Reading programming last summer.


If you're looking for stories to tell on the flannel board, there are a few of those this week as well.   At Felt Board Ideas, Christine has created a flannel set for Are You My Mother? for use in a Mother's Day, Spring, or All About Me theme.  At Library Village, Sue has a trio of pigs and a non-scary wolf for telling the classic tale of The Three Little Pigs. I love the way her pigs peek out the windows of their little houses! At Magic Librarian, Dana shares a story by Ron Maris called Better Move on Frog, which was included in her Animal Houses story time this past week. In a post about S.T.EM. stories at Read Rhyme & Sing, Shawn shares a flannel board adaptation of Mouse Count and a few other science and math activities.


Do you perform story times in the evening? You will love Naptime Chickens, for which Anna at Future Librarian Superhero has made a set of adorable puppets. I especially love her suggestions for lullabies to cluck to the little chicks as they fall asleep. My post here at Story Time Secrets is also perfect for bedtime. It's an expansion on Rock-a-bye Baby which sings baby animals to sleep on the treetop.


Rounding out the round-up today are posts that don't fit into any other category. Linda from Notes from the Story Room shares a wonderful original cut-and-tell story called "Who is Watching?" and Becky of A Librarian Less Ordinary has an entire story time devoted to peas complete with a pea pod made out of felt and green puff balls.

Thanks to everyone for sharing your great ideas! For more information about Flannel Friday, please visit the official website. You can also connect with Flannel Friday on Pinterest and Facebook. Next week's host is Brooke at Reading with Red. Have a great weekend!
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