Flannel Friday: Mitten Matching Game

Aaaand I’m back with one more for Flannel Friday!  Again, thanks Mollie at What Happens in Storytime.  Can’t wait to see the awesome flannels everyone else came up with this week!

I’ve got another fun interactive flannel to share.  This one is a mitten matching game.  The kiddos in the crowd get one mitten, then I put the rest on the board and they come up in an orderly line to find their match.  Because we all know how great toddlers are at being orderly.  🙂  Alternatively, you could throw the other mittens on the floor and let them scramble around to find them, but I had some really small littles when I did this and I didn’t want them to get trampled.

Since I did this the week after Christmas I was able to get by with just basic colored mittens, but next year I’ll be adding much more fun patterned ones for a bigger crowd.

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Mitten Matching Game

Each mitten has a mate, has a mate.

Each mitten has a mate, has a mate.

It’s part of our game, find the one that looks the same!

Each mitten has a mate, has a mate.

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Credit: Miss Carole, Season Sings!,”Each Mitten Has Mate”

Flannel Friday: Building Mr. Snowman

Happy Flannel Friday!  Many thanks to Mollie at What Happens in Storytime for hosting this week and graciously giving us latecomers some extra time.  First full week back with grad school was a killer!

Like I mentioned last week, I took a great ALSC early childhood programming webinar a few months ago and am working hard to make more interactive flannels that let the audience participate more.  Here’s a snowman I made for my preschoolers to build back in December.  We oftentimes have 30+ kiddos at our storytimes, so I made a lot of extra birds.  🙂

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Building Mr.Snowman

(think “I Went to Visit a Farm One Day”)

I went walking in the snow one day.

I saw a snowman along the way.

I said, “Mr. Snowman, what do you need?

He said, “Two eyes so I can see!”

Repeat with “My nose, oh pretty please

Two arms, oh pretty please

Two mittens, oh pretty please

Three buttons on my belly

Two boots upon my feet

My scarf to stay warm and cozy

My top hat to look snazzy

Some birds to keep me company!”

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Credit: inspired by Miss Alison is Blogging