This week’s contribution is not designed to go with a specific rhyme or story, but rather something that so many rhymes and stories require — a tree. I present my two-sided tree with swappable leaves. There are also cherries and apples at work that can be used with it, but they aren’t present for the photo shoot.
Sometimes the tree is just a tree that fits into a story or rhyme and sometimes it’s an activity. I might play around with the wrong-coloured leaves (they are also fun during outer space storytimes — who says leaves aren’t hot pink on Neptune?). At Thanksgiving, children can say what they are thankful for. There are pre-prepared leaves to put up, but I also set aside some blank leaves to write on if the children name something that isn’t already made. These leaves are made from milk filters which are easy to write on with markers.
Now I need to make an evergreen tree with a snowy side and an all-green side.
For more Flannel Friday ideas, search #flannelfriday on Twitter. This week’s round up is hosted by Anne, @sotomorrow, So Tomorrow. Links to all past Flannel Friday posts can be found at So Tomorrow as well.