The Scottish folk song Aiken Drum is a popular song and flannel with many Flannel Friday participants, including this week’s Scottish host. I particularly like Leah Salomaa’s voice and version. In her version, he plays a ladle, has hair made of spaghetti, eyes of meatballs, nose of cheese and mouth of pizza. My craters are […]
Another week of fabulous Flannel Friday contributions! I never cease to be amazed with the creativity each week. Thanks so much to everybody who shared this week. Books to Flannelboards Linda of Notes from the Story Room continues her inspiring series, “Telling a Story Five Ways,” using props to tell the story of The Fisherman and […]
I realize this has not a thing to do with summer reading theme, but I thought you would all appreciate the awesomely huge embroidery hoop I scored for $1 at a local thrift shop. I included the top of the love seat for perspective. Huge, but since its oval still fits on my lap. This week’s […]
A firetruck is always a good addition to any set of flannels (or house with preschoolers). This firetruck and its partner pieces will work with many rhymes and flannel games, I made making sure I had all the components for “Hurry Hurry.” The ladder is not glued down so that I can raise it when […]
A rhyming hide and seek flannel game featuring a little bat hiding behind a cat, hat, bat and mat.
Stacking cups illustrate a food chain: grass, grasshopper, mouse, snake, owl. Picture books about the food chain.
By far, my most repinned entry to the Pinterest canon is the picture frame flannelboard from This Mama Loves Her Bargains so I thought I’d share it here as well. I’m sure a large part of its appeal is that it is so easy to make! Really all you have to do is take out […]
I have a simple offering today that speaks to the many types of literacy that benefit children. I’m sure we’ve all used calendar art for children’s crafts at one time or another. I received a calendar a few years ago with a different piece of art for each day. I realized that a lot of […]
This storytime and craft idea come from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman. With a large group, the story flows better if you tell the story while making a bracelet yourself and then let the children make their own bracelets afterwards. Each bead represents a part of this story of the Pilgrims’ arrival. As you slide each […]
More flaps this week. This time a haunted house with windows and a door that opens with each verse. The Haunted House Sung to: “The Wheels On The Bus“ The ghost in the house goes “Boo! Boo! Boo!“ “Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo! Boo!“ The ghost in the house goes “Boo! Boo! Boo!“ On Halloween. […]