Flannel Friday: Strawberries!

This week’s Flannel Friday is inspired by Melissa, and her post “5 Strawberries.”

I used a clip art strawberry that I liked and used Publisher to stretch it out to make different sizes. (Melissa does have a template up on her blog that I completely forget about when I pinned the picture to Pinterest! I need to start making better comments!) Like Melissa, I did the seeds with embroidery floss since it was easier for me as my puffy paint stock is black, white, and pink.

When I did this during “Letter S” storytime, I used our storytime mascot to pull off the strawberries in this rhyme:

Five red strawberries, sweet to the core.
Bear came and ate one and then there were four.

Four red strawberries, growing near a tree.
Bear came and ate one and then there were three.

Three red strawberries, for you and you and you.
Bear came and ate one and then there were two.

Two red strawberries, sitting in the sun.
Bear came and ate one and then there was one.

One red strawberry, left all alone.
Bear came and ate it and then there were none.

(Rhyme was modified by one that Abby posted about apples!)

Anyway, you can guess that the kids LOVED seeing a puppet grab pieces off the feltboard! I will definitely be using this flannel again in “Picnic” storytime in a few weeks!

Lisa is hosting this week’s Flannel Friday; visit her blog to link up your post! To find out more about Flannel Friday, please visit the Flannel Friday website!

9 Comments on “Flannel Friday: Strawberries!”

  1. fallingflannelboards
    August 24, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    I love how very simple felt pieces can look extraordinary with just a little embroidery. Great job with these; I’ll definitely be saving for future use!

    • Katie
      August 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

      Thank you! Make sure you save yourself the time and use Melissa’s template though!

  2. Sharon H
    August 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    Katie, these are beautiful! Sewing them really gives them a finished/polished look!

    • Katie
      August 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm #

      Thanks, Sharon. I do love sewing with felt so much!

  3. Sarah
    August 25, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    I haven’t seen this one on Melissa’s blog. I’m glad you made a version too. I am doing a “red” storytime later in the year and this will be a perfect addition. Thanks!

    FYI- I copied your Freight Train flannel that you made a while back for one of my son’s second birthday presents (we keep his flannel board on a wall between our kitchen and dining room). He just turned two this week and Freight Train is one of his favorite books. My flannel was also a “labor of love” with actual stitching for the detail. He loves it. Thanks for all your great ideas.

    • Katie
      August 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm #

      This flannelboard has such great uses!

      Awww, I’m so glad that he loves it! You’re very welcome.


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