There are fewer submissions than usual this week. I'm envisioning legions of youth services librarians enjoying much needed post summer reading program vacations with absolutely no thoughts of flannel boards. Alas, some of us are still involved with summer programs (our final program is Monday) and others are busy planning fall activities. So for those of us still around, here's this week's Flannel Friday Round-Up:
Lisa of Thrive After Three has made a flannel story out of The Day the Crayons Quit. She combines felt pieces and props to make the story work for large groups.
Kathryn of Fun with Friends at Storytime has made the cutest spiders to go with the rhyme, "Five Little Spiders." Yes, cute spiders - they have big smiles and sparkly legs. Kathryn has been busy planning her October programs for in addition to spiders, she has made colorful firetrucks for children to "drive" to the flannel board. They go with her rhyme, "Calling All Firetrucks!"
Kristen of Let the Wild Rumpus Start has created an adorable set of figures for the flannel board from Sandra Boynton's Happy Hippo, Angry Duck. Now this small book about moods can be shared with a group.
Lisa of Libraryland shows how her technique for making felt board pieces has changed. She points out that they have become larger and more vibrant and she shares her tips with us by showing how she made the figures for The Big Red Barn.
Rachel of Rachel Moani: The Crafty Life of an Almost Librarian identifies with Little Monkey of the story Monkey Face. Not only does she show us her fantastic felt pieces but she also graciously provides us with a template for them.
Bridget of What Is Bridget Reading? wrote some rhymes to go with her lovely crocheted cupcakes. (The first one made me, as my grandson would say, hungry for cupcakes.)
Amber of Artistic Literacy has created a colorful truck matching game using die cuts backed with black felt. She provides a song for identifying the trucks and people to match with them.
My contribution is "The Three Little Rabbits." It's based on a Turkish folktale that is similar to "The Three Little Pigs."
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