My contribution for the week is a flannel board I created for an upcoming storytime on tools. It was inspired by the book "Who Uses This?" by Margaret Miller. This book shows various objects used in different occupations and asks kids to guess who uses each.
I put a hold on "Who Uses This" as a book to read during storytime, and decided there were two things about it I wasn't crazy for. First of all, the pictures are a bit dated. Secondly, some of the tools mentioned don't seem to be ones kids would be familiar with. For instance, one picture shows a juggling pin. Even I wasn't quite sure what that was at first.
Because I still liked the concept of the book I adapted it into a flannel board. All pieces are made out of felt and glued together with tacky glue where necessary.
Here is the completed product:
The paintbrush was made freehand:
The hammer was traced based on a template:
As was the the stethoscope. I did add some glitter for fun:
The mailbag was found among some old flannel pieces.
Finally I couldn't resist adding one of the tools of my trade. I'm really
hoping the kids will be able to guess this one:
This week's Flannel Friday Roundup is hosted by Lisa at Libraryland. To participate in upcoming roundups, or get more information head over to the Flannel Friday Blog.