Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I'm Feeling Boxed In!

Here's a fun rhyme/game that a coworker shared with me. (Thanks Angie!)  I made my boxes have tops that come off. I used 3 shades of each color to get a 3D effect. We hide a laminated picture of something fun inside and put the top on the box and say this little rhyme. There's that wonderful element of peek-a-boo that little children love!
Little *pink box let me look inside and see
Do you have a treat hiding there for me?



We are having so much Fun with Friends at Storytime!  There are more great ideas on the Flannel Friday Roundup. Check out the wonderful resources on the Flannel Friday Pinterest Boards. Here's the link for the official Flannel Friday blog for more info! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Ahoy Matey!
























 I've been using my summertime tub for storytime and came across this theme that we haven't used in a while. Pirates are so much fun! I remember that I was inspired by a couple of posts from Flannel Friday for these sets. Andrea @Roving Fiddlehead has a template and rhymes for the pirate ships. I found the cute pirate crab in the sale bin at Michael's and bought him as a pattern to make some more. I love his mustache! Then I saw this adorable pirate (Ha!) @ Loons and Quines which included a link for the pattern from Making Learning Fun. Also, check out Mrs. Andre's Library post about pirates! It's a treasure of ideas!  Arghhhh!  Pirates are a lot of Fun with Friends er...Buccaneers...at Storytime! There are more great ideas on the Flannel Friday Roundup. Check out the wonderful resources on the Flannel Friday Pinterest Boards. Here's the link for the official Flannel Friday blog for more info! 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Everyone Loves a Marching Band!

Miss Margaret has struck again! She had an idea for a Marching Band theme but we couldn't find any flannelboard rhymes to go with it. So...we collaborated and made up our own. Well, she did most of the rhyme and I made the felt pieces to go with it. I may end up making a couple more band members for a clarinet and saxophone. Just not yet. This was kinda labor intensive since I made my patterns as I went and *gasp* I threw them away!! You can see that I started with a Google image and I tweaked it some and I made my own pattern for the instruments. Anyway, here is a link for the rhyme  'The Marching Band'.  Music and marching bands are so much Fun with Friends at Storytime!
















There are more great ideas on the Flannel Friday Roundup. Check out the wonderful resources on the Flannel Friday Pinterest Boards. Here's the link for the official Flannel Friday blog for more info!

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Happy Summertime Flannel Friday Friends!! Here's this week Roundup. I know you will find something you can use this upcoming programming session! Enjoy!!







Thanks Jane and Piper for the fun Pokemon Go idea!











Here's another adorable idea for a Drive In Storytime in a box from Jane@Piper Loves the Library





Mr Keith @Felt-tastic Flannelboard Funtime has a gentler version of Humpty Dumpty.










Amy @one little librarian is sharing a cute Bear at the Beach flannel story!





Wendy @Flannel Board Fun has 2 flannel sets to share with us!
                                                          Here's her Halloween set.
          And her Cookie set.



I'm sharing a set I made for our Marching Band storytime @Fun with Friends at Storytime.



Thanks everyone for sharing this week! Check out the wonderful resources on the Flannel Friday Pinterest Boards. Here's the link for the official Flannel Friday blog for more info!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Sunny Days!



I saw this post by Amy @one little librarian and remembered the sunflower post I shared a few years ago. I mentioned that I had done a Sunshine storytime that was so much fun. I just had to make a set of those cute little suns and clouds to add to my plan. I used my Sizzix sun and circle diecuts and glued on google eyes and a crescent piece cut from a large sequin. I just freehand cut out the cloud shapes and added a little white glittery fabric paint. I'm kinda pleased with how these turned out. I'm so happy to have the great resources from Flannel Friday! 
Amy has the rhyme for the 10 little suns that I made into a printable doc HERE and the lyrics for Raffi's song Mr. Sun.  Here's a youtube clip of Raffi singing, Mr. Sun.  We offered a Home Extension using my Sizzix sunshine diecut and some pipe cleaners to make 'sun'glasses! Ha! We enjoyed playing rhythm sticks with 'You Are My Sunshine'. We had so much Sunshiney Fun with Friends at Storytime!
There are more great ideas on the Flannel Friday Roundup. Check out the wonderful resources on the Flannel Friday Pinterest Boards. Here's the link for the official Flannel Friday blog for more info!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Colorful Puppies Are Ready to Nosh!

Time to do a puppy storytime again and I wanted something new and interactive so...Here are my colorful puppies with dog dish and bones. I used Google images to get ideas for the puppies and finally settled on one body and changed the heads. I was planning on doing 10 puppies and gave out of steam at 7 which still lends itself to eventually a rhyme about a different color pup on the days of the week. I had a dog dish and bone diecut with my Sizzix machine so that was easy peasy.  Here's a printable link for the rhyme, Colorful Puppies








































Check out my other dog posts HERE and HERE.  Puppies are so much Fun with Friends at Storytime!There are more great ideas on the Flannel Friday Roundup. Check out the wonderful resources on the Flannel Friday 
Pinterest Boards. Here's the link for the official Flannel Friday blog for more info!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Five Little Jellyfish


For our beach/ocean creature theme we recently did, I made a set of 5 Little Jellyfish. You'd think I had plenty of ocean/beach/sea creature/fishy flannels but I needed another! HA! These are super easy. I folded my flannel to cut 2 identical pieces of each color to sandwich the ribbons between. I decided on these colors because I had sequins for their mouths. I used the cheap ribbon that you can get at Michael's for a $1 a roll. When they put it on sale I always just buy a lot! I used my rhyme, '5 Little Jellyfish'  and then we played 'Which One is Missing?'  We also offered the pieces for a jellyfish Home Extension. This was easy quick prep! Jellyfish are a lot of wiggly Fun With Friends at Storytime! There are more great ideas on the Flannel Friday Roundup. Check out the wonderful resources on the Flannel Friday Pinterest Boards. Here's the link for the official Flannel Friday blog for more info!