Friday, March 22, 2013

Birthday Cake Draw and Tell Story

Although the official celebration of Flannel Friday's 2nd birthday was last week, I have another birthday contribution.

Birthday Cake Draw and Tell Story
Linda Meuse
Notes from the Story Room
March 21, 2013

Even though it was raining outside (Draw 1), it was bright and cheery inside Mike's house.  The family was getting ready for his little sister Katie's birthday party. Mike was helping. He put plates on the table. (Draw 2) Then he put a fork on one side and a spoon on the other side of each plate. (Draw 3) He helped his dad hang colorful streamers over the table. (Draw 4) He put two presents for his sister on the table. One was from him and the other was from his mom and dad. (Draw 5) Mike checked all around to make sure that everything was ready for the party. (Draw 6) Mike smiled a big smile. (Draw 7) Now it was time for the party to start and he couldn't wait to have some yummy BIRTHDAY CAKE!

Drawing sequence:
1. Draw candle flames
2. Draw the top of the cake (be sure to leave room for the candles)
3. Draw the sides of the cake
4. Draw the decoration on the cake
5. Draw the candles and add the stripes
6. Draw the cake plate
7. Draw the bottom of the cake

Notes:  The drawing for this story is fairly simple. However, space must be left to fit in the candles. Practicing a few times will help.

For those who would like more of a challenge, a great draw and tell story with a birthday theme is "The Birthday Party" in Mystery-Fold: Stories to Tell, Draw and Fold by Valerie Marsh (pp. 16-17, Alleyside, c. 1993). It has to be done on paper because the paper is folded and turned to reveal the birthday animal.

This week's Flannel Friday Round-up is hosted by Amanda of Trails & Tales.


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