Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Flannel Friday Round-Up for May 18

This week's round-up features a wide range of creative ideas. 

Library Quine of Loons and Quines @ Librarytime brings a Scottish flair to the ever popular "Little Mouse" game with "There's a moose loose aboot this hoose!"  She provides background information about making it relevant to her "wee ones."

Anne of So Tomorrow and one of our "Founding Flannelers" gives some terrific advice about becoming a Flannel Friday participant with "So You Want to Flannel Your Fridays?"  I hope this post makes its way onto the Flannel Friday website.

Lisa of Libraryland gives us a flannel version of "The Deep Blue Sea" by Audrey Wood.  She also suggests how to use it in story time programs.

Sandy of Storytime Sparks shows us some lovely kites (Patterned felt! Glitter felt! Ribbons!) created by her colleague Sue in her post "Kites."  She also tells us how they were used in a toddler program listing two kite rhymes and the book used.

Please welcome Kelly of Welcome to Storytime who has created fantastic felt figures for Boo Hoo Bird by Jeremy Tankard for her first Flannel Friday post, "Boo Hoo Bird Flannel Story."  She calls herself a newbie inspired by Flannel Friday but her figures definitely don't look like those of a newbie.

Molly of What Happens in Storytime brings us a favorite nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickery Dock" but with a twist.  She sends a most unexpected (but cute) animal up the clock.

Katie of ¡Es divertido hablar dos idiomas! offers her first Flannel Friday contribution with a "Bilingual Storytime Idea - Flannel Friday."  It's a Spanish version of "Aiken Drum" inspired by last week's post by Miss Mary Liberry.  Welcome Katie!

Lucy of In the Children's Room tells us in her post "Book! Book! Book!" how to use flannel pieces to complement the popular book by Deborah Bruss.  She also cleverly reuses her flannel pieces.

Katie of Storytime Katie shows us another set of adorable finger puppets that she made from a purchased kit. They are "Jungle Puppets" and she will be using them for an upcoming zoo storytime.

Nicole of Narrating Tales of Preschool Storytime in her post, "Baby Bumblebee (Song by Dr. Jean)," created felt animals to go along with the song. (My favorite is the purple cat.)

Seth of The Voices Inside My Headphones gives us "Five Little Ducks Cleaning the House." He manages to pack a lot of action into his rhyme.

Kay Leigh of Storytime ABC's has a terrific storytime prop which is a "Big Red Barn." Even though she has been using this prop for years, it has never lost its child appeal.

Amy of Catch the Possibilities is also posting for the first time.  She gives us a rhyme with flannel pieces called "What Will We See in Outer Space?"  Welcome Amy and thank you for the nice words about Flannel Friday.

Sarah of Read It Again! adds a twist to a popular story with "Dog's Colorful Day (with a dinosaur)."  She made a cute green dinosaur with colorful spots.

Mary of Miss Mary Liberry presents us with a challenge with the tongue twister "Yellow Butter, Purple Jelly, Red Jam, and Brown Bread."  Again she incorporates literacy skills into an activity that is fun.

Jane of Piper Loves the Library takes creating felt pieces to another level with "Reading Birds in Flannel!"  I would love to see a photo of the cast in costume.

Courtney of Miss Courtney Meets Bobo explains how she uses felt pieces in her "Mother Goose on the Loose" program.  Humpty Dumpty takes plenty of falls each week.

Tracey of 1234 More Storytimes describes how she did a storytime about the concept "Round."  It may be a simple concept but she gets the children involved and sneaks in some literacy skills as well.

My contribution this week is "The Bat: Cut and Tell."  I plan to use it for my "Nocturnal Animals" family story time this summer.

Information about Flannel Friday including the schedule of future round-ups and links to the previous ones can be found at the Flannel Friday website.


  1. Hi, Here is my Flannel Friday contribution - There's a Moose Loose Aboot This Hoose AKA Little Mouse

  2. Here's mine, which is an advice post about participating:

  3. Mine is a flannelized version of The Deep Blue Sea by Audrey Wood.

  4. I've posted two Kite rhymes that were used in our Toddler Time this week at

  5. I'm a newbie who has been inspired by Flannel Friday. If you'll have me, here's my flannel story for this week, a flannel version of Boo Hoo Bird by Jeremy Tankard:

  6. Hickory Dickory Dock!

  7. Here's a flannel to complement Deborah Bruss' Book! Book! Book!

  8. Here's mine:

  9. Hello! This is my first Flannel Friday contribution! It is a Spanish version of Aiken Drum, inspired by Miss Mary Liberry's Aiken Drum posted last week.
    Thank you!

  10. This is Seth here! Blogger isn't letting me sign in to myh Wordpress identity.

  11. Here is mine!

  12. A huge Flannel Friday welcome to Kelly and Katie! So happy you both found us and decided to join our Flannel Friday Round-up!

    Here is my contribution this week. We have tons of FUN with this one!

    Thank you to Linda for hosting the round-up this week! Can't wait to see all of the creative ideas!

  13. Hi Linda! Here's my first flannel friday post:

  14. Wow, big round-up already! Thanks for hosting today. Here is my contribution, it is a twist on Dog's colorful day:

  15. Holy guacamole, you already have mine! Thanks, Linda!

  16. Okay, happy to be posting the biggest felt pieces ever!!!

  17. Mother Goose on the Loose flannel pieces.

  18. Hi, Amy! Welcome to Flannel Friday, it is exciting to see 3 new contributors this week. :o)

  19. Hi Linda, I hope this isn't too, too late. Thank you, Linda!