A labor of love that I made during Midwinter this past year: flower finger puppets!
I used this in my Garden storytime for families this spring. I sang “Ten Little Flowers”:
One little, two little, three little flowers
Four little, five little, six little flowers
Seven little, eight little, nine little flowers
Ten flowers growing tall!
For the puppets, I had them attached to my finger puppet gloves so I didn’t have to spend a lot of my time putting all ten finger puppets on while my families waited to sing with me.
And a bonus second flannel today, inspired by Library Village’s “Planting a Rainbow”!
I used this in the same storytime — gardens with my famliies. I used these pieces on the flannelboard as I told the story. I didn’t make bulbs or seed packets or anything like that and just counted on the “wow” factor of the flowers to be enough. You also could read the book up until the flowers start to grow and then use the flowers on the board.
As for a template, I just made photocopies of the book.
The kids LOVED these pieces and I had several compliments from caregivers as well. I did back them with black felt to give them more stability since I knew the kids would want to play with them. And play they did!