Flannel Friday: Here is a Box

Happy Flannel Friday everyone!  This week I’ve got two fun box flannels to share.  The first comes from a great puppet rhyme that Anne shared on her blog a few years ago.  This is such a fun guessing game to play either using a flannel or with puppets and a box!

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Here is a Box

Here is a box where something is hid
I wonder whatever is under the lid?
Let’s listen for a shout
And see who comes out!

(make animal noises and have kids guess who is in the box before opening)

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Credit: Anne’s Library Life

Clip art Courtesy of My Cute Graphics

Check out how I used this flannel in a recent box-themed storytime.

Don’t miss the rest of this week’s round up!  And don’t forget about the Flannel Friday blogFacebook page, or Pinerest page.  🙂

Flannel Friday: Little Chick

Thank you Wendy at Flannel Board Fun for hosting the Flannel Friday Round Up this week!  If you something landed here without stopping THERE first, you’ll definitely want to go back and look at what everyone else is up to.  You can also check out the blog, Facebook page, or Pinerest page.  Happy Friday!

I’ve got another guessing game this week that goes along well with a farm, Easter, birds or baby animals theme.  Here’s Little Chick:

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Little Chick

Little chick, little chick,

Where did you fly?

Is that you

Behind the yellow egg I spy?

(repeat with other colors)

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Clipart: Courtesy of My Cute Graphics

I’m thinking of going back and adding other farm animals behind the other eggs for next time.  🙂  If you’d like to see how I used this flannel in storytime, visit my Baby Animal Bash post.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Flannel Friday: Birthday Cakes & Snakes!

Happy Birthday Flannel Friday!  Here’s to 5 more years of fun, new friendships and awesome flannels.  🙂  So grateful for this community!

Many thanks to Fun with Friends at Storytime for hosting this week.  As soon as I saw it was Flannel Friday’s birthday (on top of being Read Across America Day), I knew I had to celebrate with a new flannel somehow… and what better way to rhyme, practice color recognition and have fun than with a snake in the cake?!

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Mr. Snake

Mr. Snake, Mr. Snake,

Are you hiding

Behind the RED cake?

(repeat with other colors)

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Clip art/pattern outlines available from My Cute Graphics

I’d like to go back and add some candles to the cakes and reattach the red tongue to my poor snake… but the kiddos had a blast anyways.  🙂  I had a nice small group for outreach so they each got a chance to come up to the board and guess.

Don’t forget to visit Flannelboard Fun and see all the other awesome ideas out there.   You can also check out the blog, Facebook page, or Pinerest page.  Happy Friday!

Flannel Friday: Little Moon, Little Moon

This little game went over really well with the family crowd this week- I even caught a mom taking a picture so she could recreate it at home!  Our weekly theme was all about Bedtime and our Every Child Ready to Read focus was Play, so I made a little flannel that worked well with both.  It could also go with an outer space theme.

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Little moon, little moon, hiding in the sky.

Is that you behind the blue cloud I spy?

(repeat with other colors)

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credit: inspired by Anne at So Tomorrow

pattern: available here

Don’t forget to check out the rest of this week’s inspiration over at What Is Bridget Reading?  Have a great weekend!  (Now that I’m on break for a week from grad school I might actually get around to posting the full plan for once… stay tuned!)

Full plan is up and ready for your viewing pleasure here!

Flannel Friday: My Friend Duck

Happy Friday my friends in flannel world!  Hope your summer reading is going well.  Not only are we crazy busy, but our story times have gotten even bigger too.  This week I had so much fun with one of my favorite story time themes ever- things that go!

I actually made three flannels this week (because I love this theme SO MUCH I really couldn’t decide which ones I wanted to do.  Oh, librarian problems…) This first flannel was a HUGE hit with the preschool crowd.  Many thanks to Sandy at Storytime Sparks for the fabulous idea!

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Here’s how it goes:

My friend duck

Is hiding behind a truck.

Is my friend duck

Behind the red truck?

(repeat with other colors)

If NO:

No, that’s not duck

Behind the red truck!

That’s… (cow/horse/sheep/etc).

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Credit: Storytime Sparks

Patterns: click here for trucks

farm animals from Carson-Dellosa’s Early Years Everyday Patterns, or alternates available at My Cute Graphics

Sandy has another cute rhyme for uncovering the other animals after finding duck, but we just stopped and started over when we found him.  We also patted our knees to the rhythm, which seemed to help the kiddos catch onto the rhyme faster.

Many thanks to Kate at Felt Board Magic for hosting this week’s round up!  See you in another post with some more fun flannels and with the whole story time plan.  🙂

Flannel Friday: Where Oh Where Has My Little Kite Gone?

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This week I used this flannel with my toddlers for a fun-filled rainy days storytime!  We played this guessing game after reading Kite Day by Will Hillenbrand.

Where, oh where has my little kite gone?

Oh where, oh where can it be?

It is purple and pink and its tail is long.

Oh where, oh where can it be?

(Optional)

Little kite, little kite, what did you decide?

Is the white cloud a good place to hide?

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Flannel Pattern: here

Stay tuned for the whole plan on Saturday, and don’t forget to check out all the other fun posts too at Felt Board Magic, our wonderful Flannel Friday host for the week!

UPDATE: Grab the whole plan here!