Friday, September 12, 2014

Flannel Friday Roundup 9/12/14

I am hosting Flannel Friday this week. It is my first time doing this, so I am particularly excited about it.

Here are the great ideas shared this week:

Animal Fun
Over at Shelf Indulged we have Miss Cassie had a Little Lamb. Cassie's colored lambs encourage color recognition as well as imagination. I think Mary and her lamb would be jealous!

Carrie from The Lion is a Bookworm shared a variety of felt animals she made to use with Old MacDonald and other storytime rhymes. So glad to have Carrie as a new Flannel Friday participant!

Bridget from What is Bridget Reading adapted "Who is Tapping at my Window" by AJ Deming. The wide variety of animals she used means lots of opportunity to practice animal sounds!

My contribution this week was a flannel board to go along with Ashley Wolff's Baby Bear Sees Blue.

Inspired by Authors We Love
A pattern for a puppet version of Richard Scarry's Huckle was shared over at A Library Less Ordinary. Great way of introducing kids to a classic character!

Lois Ehlert fans will definitely want to check out the matching game that Jennifer from Storytime Extras made. Kids can use a variety of shapes to create characters from Ehlert's books. What a wonderful way to develop their shape knowledge and encourage interaction with these stories!

Cate from Storytiming shared her adaptation of Early Bird by Toni Yuly. This adaptation is simple, engaging and makes use of objects most of us already have around the library. Thanks for sharing Cate!

At Notes from the Story Room Linda has an autumn leaf cut and tell that would work very well in a fall themed storytime.

Lisa at Thrive After Three shared the fall version of her felt board table. I love how versatile this table can be! I am also very impressed that she includes so many types of leaves and fruit. Lisa's felt board table also inspired The Library Lady to make a felt board table of her own. I'm sure the kids will have a terrific time playing with the vehicles The Library Lady made to accompany it.

Thank you all for your wonderful contributions this week!

If you would like to learn more about Flannel Friday, or get other storytime ideas, you can visit the Flannel Friday website, Pinterest page, or Facebook group. You can also follow #flannelstorytime on Twitter.

Katie from Storytime Katie is hosting the next roundup, so stayed tuned for more fun next week!


  1. My felt table was so popular, I'm going with seasonal themes. Here's my fall theme:

  2. I just finished a set of Lois Ehlert matching/shape games. The pieces are laminated and have a magnet stuck to them.

  3. Variations of different colored sheep and/or lambs.... I have toyed with "Baa Baa _____ sheep" and "Miss Cassie Had a Little Lamb". Hint: not one of Miss Cassie's lambs has fleece as white as snow!

    Thanks for sharing Ms. Kelly!

  4. Thanks for hosting! Congrats on your first time :-) Here is my Richard Scarry Huckle puppet:

  5. As usual it's not a flannel but useful for fall. Thanks for hosting!

  6. Congrats on your first time hosting, this is my first time posting! :)

  7. Thrive After Three's table inspired mine, and I've got sources for some great vehicle patterns for the table:

  8. Here's mine:

  9. This is Cate Levinson for Storytiming... I'm not sure my name is going to show up in this comment. Anywho, here's a prop story for Early Bird by Toni Yuly: Thanks for hosting!