Flannel Friday: I Lost My Sock!

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I loved this book as soon as I read it! It’s a super silly, simple picture book that would be great for early readers. I LOVE the illustrations and Ox’s last line at the end. Unfortunately, I feel it’s a bit small for storytime…. which means it’s a perfect candidate for flannel! I’m pretty proud of this flannel- totally freehand. It took forever, but I’m so happy with how it turned out.

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Basically, Fox is freaking out because he lost his sock. Ox tries to help out and find it. I love doing this as a flannel because it’s a great opportunity to ask kids “How can you tell?” and encourage them to explain why the sock Ox holds isn’t a match. There’s a lot going on in this book with patterns, visual discrimination, compare/contrast, and vocabulary. At the end, we find out Ox has Fox’s sock- he’s been using it as a hat to hold things! Why wouldn’t Ox just use his pockets?

OX: …BECAUSE I’M NOT WEARING PANTS!

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Anyways, many thanks to Lindsey at Jbrary for hosting this week! Be sure to check out the rest of the round up for more fun flannel ideas!

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Flannel Friday: Shape Monster

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One more math flannel to share this week!  Shape Monster is super fun and easy.  All you need is a sock puppet and some shapes!

Shape Monster, Shape Monster, hungry for lunch!

I wonder which shape you’d like to munch?

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Credit: I found this shape monster rhyme (or something quite like it) in one of our storytime kits.  I’m not sure who to credit for the original idea, but I see that Deb’s Design has a slightly different and equally fun flannel shape monster activity!

I love this flannel because it’s a great opportunity to practice many different skills, not just shape recognition.  Maybe shape monster is hungry for a specific shape (like a star), or a specific color (a shape that is blue), or something round like a cookie.  I encourage the kiddos to use descriptive and directional vocabulary to help Shape Monster find the right treat!

After Shape Monster eats (and BURPS) a lot, he’s pretty thirsty!  I like to sneak in some more early math practice by asking the kids which juice Shape Monster should drink if he is REALLY thirsty.  What if he is just a little thirsty?  In the end, Shape Monster usually drinks all three and gets a tummy ache.  🙂

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Many thanks to Lisa for hosting this week at Lisa’s Library Land!  New to Flannel Friday or need more flannel inspiration?

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Flannel Friday: Walter’s Wonderful Web

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I’ve got another bookish flannel to share this week!  I absolutely love Walter’s Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood.  It’s a beautiful book as is, but I knew it would make an even more fun flannel.  This is a great one for a math, shapes, or spider themed storytime!

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This is a sweet story about a spider whose webs keep blowing away in the wind.  When I tell this tale, I have the kiddos shake their scarves and say “WHOOSH!” when the wind blows.  They love making Walter’s webs fly away and naming the shape of each new web he spins!

Many thanks to Lisa for hosting this week at Lisa’s Library Land!  New to Flannel Friday or need more flannel inspiration?

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Flannel Friday: Hat Hiding Games

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This is a great flannel or prop game for talking with the kids and building their background knowledge! First, we take the hats out and talk about them. What color is this hat? Who wears it? Then I hide a cat or a bat inside the hat and we play a guessing game! This is a fun activity that can easily be used with a variety of themes: rhyming, pets, cats, hats, Halloween, and so on.

Here’s the flannel version:

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And here are some fun rhymes you can use:

My Friend Cat

My friend cat

Is hiding inside a hat!

Is my friend cat

Inside the cowboy’s hat?

(repeat with other hat types or colors)

Another option:

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat

Kitty cat, kitty cat, where could you be?

Is that you inside the black hat I see?

I actually free-handed these, but went back later and traced some hat patterns for y’all.

More inspiration awaits! Check out the rest of this week’s fun flannels at the Weekly Round Up!

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Flannel Friday: Could You Lift Up Your Bottom?

Is it just me, or is there an abundance of hat-themed books just begging to be made into flannels?! This one has been on my To-Do list ever since I saw it at Jen in the Library’s blog.  Thanks Jen for putting me onto such a fun flannel!23359850

I love this story because it can be used with many different themes: e.g. shapes, hats, food, frogs, elephants.  Frog is hopping along in his fancy hat, having a lovely day, until the wind blows… and an elephant sits on it! Will the elephant lift up his bottom? NO! Elephant thinks of different shapes that he is hungry for and refuses to move until Frog brings him a food of each shape. Eventually, Frog resorts to trickery to get his hat back.

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Flannel Friday Round Up for January 26th

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Hello and welcome to this week’s Round Up! I’m so excited to share everyone’s fun flannels.

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First up, we have some absolutely adorable kawaii animals from Mr. Keith. These cute creatures are based off the characters of Paola Opal. If you haven’t picked up one of Opal’s board books yet, YOU ARE MISSING OUT! These are the sweetest, simplest board books for storytime (unfortunately, they’re also very small). Of course Keith has some super fun rhymes to go with his awesome flannel! Head on over to Felt-tastic Flannelboard Funtime right now!

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Wendy at Flannel Board Fun has a good old fashioned nursery rhyme to share this week! I’ve never actually used a nursery rhyme flannel in storytime before, so this is something I can’t wait to try. Thanks for the inspiration, Wendy!

Could you lift up your bottom

I have two hat flannels to share this week! The first is a great story called Could You Lift Up Your Bottom? This is a super fun flannel to use with a hats, food, or shape themed storytime.

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In my second post I share a few fun ways to play a hiding game with hats with props or a flannel! I even have some hat flannel templates to share. Enjoy!

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Flannel Friday: Klippity Klop

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While pulling in all the dragon titles I could find for storytime last week, I came across Klippity Klop by Ed Emberley.  The book is out of print and too small to work, but the story itself is great!  Reminiscent of Going on a Bear Hunt, it’s full of fun noises and all those things that make a great flannel.  I won’t give everything away, but Prince Krispin and Dumpling go for a ride… and when they look into a cave, they end up finding more on their adventure than they bargained for!

I free-handed most things, except for the dragon, horse, and knight.  I used applique patterns I found online for those flannel friends.

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