Flannel Friday: Going on a Dragon Hunt

Get ready to don your armor and grab your sword - this year's summer reading theme is "Choose Your Library Adventure!" When I think of adventure, I think of quests. This flannel twist on the classic "Going on a Bear Hunt" has been a huge hit during my recent summer reading school visit storytimes! We're… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Going on a Dragon Hunt

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Flannel Friday: One Astronaut Went Out to Play…

Back with another out of this world flannel for "A Universe of Stories" this summer 2019 - or any good old outer space/night sky storytime! I made this set using FREE clip art from My Cute Graphics (link included in the credits below). I'm about to go to 5th grade graduation for my first ever… Continue reading Flannel Friday: One Astronaut Went Out to Play…

Flannel Friday: A Big Night Sky

Happy Flannel Friday for the first time in... a LONG time. Thought I'd share some easy peasy flannels to go with the upcoming "Universe of Stories" Summer Reading theme or a bedtime/night/outer space storytime! My first flannel is a fun one for babies. I used our Ellison die cut for the moon and star, then… Continue reading Flannel Friday: A Big Night Sky

Flannel Friday: Keep Calm & Use Clip Art

Happy Flannel Friday! On a Sunday. Because sometimes the stars don't align and let you post on time... which is relevant to my PSA today: Making flannels can be a super time-intensive labor of love. My recent Mouse House makeover took more than three hours! And that's okay! Sometimes I just keep calm and carry… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Keep Calm & Use Clip Art

Flannel Friday: Mouse House Makeover with Inclusivity in Mind

My first Flannel Friday post of the year is a LONG one! I'd be honored if you read my story, and delighted if you added your thoughts. Why Representation Matters More than 25 years ago, Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop said that books are windows into other worlds and experiences, but also mirrors- a way to… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Mouse House Makeover with Inclusivity in Mind

Flannel Friday: Birthday Cake Makeover

You know that Maya Angelou quote about doing better when you know better? Now that I know how important variety is for supporting math talk and building vocabulary, I can't help but give my old flannels a makeover! In honor of my recent birthday, here are my new and improved Cake Candles: You can see… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Birthday Cake Makeover

Flannel Friday: Looking at Fall Leaves with Math in Mind

Back with another fun, math focused fall flannel! Just look at these lovely leaves: Pattern: available from Ashley Hughes Oh the possibilities! Notice the varieties in leaf size, type, and color. Lots of opportunities for math talk! Here's some questions I might ask, depending on the age of my group and how I set out the… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Looking at Fall Leaves with Math in Mind