Thursday, November 29, 2012

Flannel Friday Holiday Round-Up 2012

Welcome to Flannel Friday's second Holiday Extravaganza - the one-stop place for holiday storytime planning. As usual there is a wide variety of ideas and many that are not just limited to the holidays.

Anne of So Tomorrow gives us a draw and tell story about Santa having "Trouble at the North Pole." She also gives us some other holiday storytime suggestions.

Sarah of Read It Again! presents a "Pete the Cat Christmas Extravaganza." Her gingerbread Pete is adorable. She cleverly makes Christmas versions of the popular Pete stories.

Sharon of Rain Makes Applesauce brings us another extravaganza with her "Gingerbread Story Time Extravaganza." My favorite is her story about the "Three Little Cookies" with great props and a great ending. Her department entertained almost 300 people with this program. Wow!

Lisa of Libraryland has "Santa Claus, Santa Claus," based on Bill Martin, Jr.'s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? She selected colorful clip art to feature familiar Christmas objects.

Courtney of Miss Courtney Meets Bobo features "Snow Is Falling Down," a flannel that builds a wintry scene that includes a snowman. This one is great for winter storytimes.

Meghan of Busy Crafting Mommy takes the popular holiday rhyme to a new level with "Rudolph, Rudolph - light up nose."  She adds a LED light so Rudolph's nose lights up!

Mary of Miss Mary Liberry uses her skill with puffy paint to create realistic icing for her "Five Little Cookies." They definitely have "frosting galore."

Sandy of Storytime Sparks shows us different ways to present "Snowmen" rhymes. She is great at finding inexpensive sources for her storytelling figures. Snowman gift tags - genius!

Monica of Ram Sam Storytime presents a "Bunches of Bears!" storytime. She not only shares the flannels she used but the rest of the program as well.

Seth of The Voices Inside My Headphones can always be counted on for something different. This time he has a rhyme, "Five Little Fezzes." It would be fun to use in a storytime about hats.

Katie of Storytime Katie offers her take on "Rudolph, Rudolph." She used the pattern provided by Library Quine. I agree with her that it is too cute not to make.

Mel of Mel's Desk contributes a flannel set she designed for Raffi's song, "Thanks a Lot." She graciously provides us with the pattern. She used it for her "Thanks and Giving" baby storytime.

Lisa of Story Time with the Library Lady shares her fantastic "Countdown December!" It's a huge calendar for the entire month. I love how she sneaks a little information in with the colorful pictures.

Although K Leigh of Storytime ABC's does not have a flannel to contribute this week, she does have an invitation for everyone to her "First Annual Storytime Swap." Holiday cookies swaps inspired her to come up with this interesting idea.

My contribution is a draw and tell story, "The Sheltering Tree," that can be either a Christmas story or a winter story.

Thank you everyone for all of your great ideas. Happy holiday storytelling!

Last year's Holiday Extravaganza can be found here. Everything about Flannel Friday can be found here.


  1. Mine is scheduled to go up at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow:

  2. Here is my Pete the Cat Christmas Extravaganza!

  3. Hi. My post is scheduled for mid-morning tomorrow. Gingerbread Story Time extravaganza!!



  5. I have a light version of Rudolph, Rudolph to share this week :)

  6. "The Snow is Falling Down" by Miss Courtney, a Winter flannel.

  7. A quick-and-dirty (and tasty) one from me: 5 Little Cookies!

  8. I've got "Five Little Snowmen" at

  9. OK, mine isn't exactly holiday but it's seasonal ... bears and hibernation.

  10. I played with fezzes today!

  11. Hi Linda!

    I don't have a flannel to share this week :-( but I do have a FUN and EXCITING opportunity for everyone.

    I hope you don't mind including my post about a chance to join in the First Annual Storytime Exchange. The post is here:

    Thanks for hosting this week! Have fun!
    ~ K ~

  12. And another "Rudolph, Rudolph" post from me:

    Thanks for hosting!

  13. Mine is up. Not a flannel, but felt was used to create our library December "Countdown Calendar". Enjoy, and thanks for hosting, Linda!