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Flannel Friday: “The Cold, Cold Night” Polar Bear Flannelboard

December 16, 2011

This flannelboard story is perfect for storytime on cold, snowy days. I found it on the story on the blog, Staff Developomondo. The full story can be found there. She adapted this cute story from “The Pumpkin Man.”

On a cold night, a man hears crunching outside his house. When he opens the door, all he can see is two big, big ears.

polar bear ears

Then two dark, dark eyes appear under the big, big ears.

Polar bear eyes

Then a black, black nose appears.

polar bear mouth

Concerned, but curious, the man asks:
“Where did you get such big, big ears?” “Much listening, much listening.”
“Where did you get such big, big eyes?” “Much watching, much watching.”
“Where did you get such a black, black nose?” “Much sniffing, much sniffing.”
“And what brings you to my door?”

Dramatic pause…

Snowshoes!

polar bear face

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4 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: “The Cold, Cold Night” Polar Bear Flannelboard

  1. Melissa ZD says:

    OK, this made me laugh out loud! Love your polar bear.

  2. Cate says:

    This is awesome! I must make this asap!

  3. Erica says:

    RuhROH! That’s a good one.

  4. JOsh says:

    I like this and am going to figure out how to use it. My only concern is that the ending isn’t going to be caught by toddlers. It is a play on words and way beyond their level. I like to have humor for adults going on in programs as long as it doesn’t totally leave the little ones out.

    Maybe I can have the polar bear holding some food or drink that is dramatically revealed. That would have the surprise element and everybody would like it. You could even leave in the snowshoes and add on the hot chocolate or whatever.

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