Thank you all for making our first time hosting Flannel Friday a wonderful experience! There are so many great submissions below that we feel honoured to be part of this community. We’ll be sharing these on Twitter as well, so follow along with the hashtag #flannelstorytime. Here it goes!
Lisa at Libraryland made these adorable sets of birds to go along with the nursery rhyme “Two Little Blue Birds.” We love her suggestion of switching out the names – Brad and Bill, anyone?
Linda at Notes From the Story Room blew us away with this step by step draw and tell story called “Where Has Polly Gone?” It works great for a Shapes Storytime because the shapes are polygons (get it? hehe).
Kathryn at Fun With Friends at Storytime wrote an original rhyme for her “Down by the Pond” Storytime, and then made these adorable turtles to go with them. We love that she makes them nice and big for everyone to see.
Sue from Library Village shared a brilliant felt version of the story Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld. What do you see – a duck or a rabbit?! We see an amazing felt story!
Hannah at Lovin’ the Library created this Bug version of “Brown Bear, Brown Bear.” We especially love the early literacy tip she shared with parents – encourage kids to make up their own version using their favourite animals!
Anne at ItsyBitsyMom shared this supertastic Ninja Turtles shell guessing game. Pretty sure every single kid at our storytimes would LOVE this flannel! A must-have addition to any future superhero storytimes.
Kim at Destination Storytime shared her first ever Flannel Friday story! She made a garbage truck that looks like it jumped out ofI Stink! to play a letter awareness game based on the Alphabet Soup recipe from the book. So interactive for those squirmy toddlers!
Bridget at What is Bridget Reading? also made a guessing game flannel set involving five bears and a pot of honey. Even better, she links to her Teddy Bear Picnic program which was a hit with the kids at her library.
Lisa at Thrive After Three made an incredible set of bird props based on Lois Elhert’s book Feathers For Lunch. The level of detail is absolutely amazing and we love the cheat sheet she put on the back of each bird to help her remember the story.
Katie at Storytime Katie crafted some beautiful butterflies using felt and pipe cleaners that we think are perfect for a spring storytime. She’s also got a rhyme to go with it that emphasizes the colours of the butterflies. These are so simple, yet so vibrant!
We shared a flannel this week too! Dana shared her number storytime which included her 7 Ate 9 joke felts she used to start the session off with a giggle. Can’t go wrong with good old fashioned humour.
If we’ve missed your submission, please leave a comment letting us know and we’ll add it in ASAP. And make sure to check out Flannel Friday on Facebook and Pinterest!