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Flannel Friday: Night Background and The Moon

May 25, 2012

The main flannelboard at my library is red with a magnetic background. It’s on wheels with a magnetic whiteboard and works really well, but the red is just not a good fit for some flannel stories and games. With this year’s summer reading theme of Dream Big Read, I decided a nighttime backdrop that fits over the frame was in order.

Night Scene Flannel Background

The green is sewn on to the navy background, but all of the other pieces are removable although I figure I’ll keep the tree and at least a few stars most of the time. Notice the white moon in the pond. That’s so I can pull out my cat & house flannels if I want to enhance Kitten’s First Full Moon.

One of the rhymes it will work well with is Tsuki/The Moon from Japanese Nursery Rhymes: Carp Streamers, Falling Rain and Other Traditional Favorites by Danielle Wright .

Look, look! The moon has risen
Round, round, so round
Just like a round plate
It has hidden behind the clouds
Black, black, so black
Just like dark ink
Look! The moon has appeared again
Round, round, so round
Just like a round plate

Just a moon and a dark cloud work to bring the rhyme to life against this background much more effectively than against bright red.

Moon Moon Behind Cloud

The book contains the Japanese text and the song in both Japanese and English.  Another rhyme from this recently released book is The Little Red Bird which Anne at So Tomorrow made a flannel for  a couple of weeks ago .

Other flannels I’ve created that will work well on this background (and for Dream Big Read storytimes) are: Nocturnal Animals and Spaceships Flannel.

Finding Flannel Friday

This week’s host is Melissa at Mel’s Desk. You can also find past and future roundups and lots more information about Flannel Friday at our new Flannel Friday website. For a visual round-up of all postings, check out Flannel Friday on Pinterest.

2 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: Night Background and The Moon

  1. Anne says:

    Andrea, this is really a lovely backdrop. And I love that Japanese nursery rhyme book, so much flannel potential!

  2. That is such a great idea. We have the same flannel board, now. When I started, though, I inherited a red board, sans wheels, that had been a victim of a drive-by Sharpie shooting. I hot-glued black sparkly felt to the whole thing. Dark colors work so much better, I’m not quite sure why red is so popular.

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