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Flannel Friday: Rhyme Wheel

This prop was created by the amazing Melissa of Mel’s Desk and I…um, I kinda of ran with it.

I started using this rhyme wheel in my Pajama Storytimes as a way to teach nursery rhymes and songs in a participatory way. Since I didn’t want to buy hundreds of the cake circles, I instead laminated the rhyme/song and taped it to the cake circles. That way I can change them out depending on the day and the rhyme.

Pictured above, I have “Baa, Baa Black Sheep” and “Hey Diddle Diddle”. I’ve also made “Five Little Ducks” so far and then…well, I went and got a new job so I stopped temporarily.

The kids and parents really enjoyed these rhyme wheels and I’m glad that I got to teach them some of the nursery rhymes and songs that I grew up on!

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Flannel Friday: Seven Continents

Travel the world in this Montessori-inspired flannelboard:

I first got this idea from Pinterest, which led me to Living Montessori Now. I used one of the templates that they provided.

This flannelboard has no rhyme to go along with it — I used this in Number Seven storytime and talked with the kids about the continent that we live on and what the other continents were called. We found where approximately Chicago was and pointed to it. The kids and I had a good time talking about the world and I loved working some geography into storytime!

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Flannel Friday: Crayons

Today’s flannelboard is an easy one to make and I got to test my puffy paint skills on it!

Flannelboard: “I Have a Crayon”
I have a crayon, I’ll give it to you.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of blue.
I have a crayon, a lovely little fellow.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of yellow.
I have a crayon, it’s here on my head.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of red.
I have a crayon, we can draw a circle.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of purple.
I have a crayon, what do I see?
Here is my crayon, an orange one for me.
I have a crayon, the best ever seen.
Here is my crayon, my crayon of green
Credit: Anne’s Library Life

I used this, obviously, in crayon storytime. But you could easily use this in art storytime, color storyime, etc. To make things super easy on myself, I used the Ellison die-cut as my template!

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Flannel Friday: Butterflies!

Since it’s finally, officially spring (and actually feels like spring in Chicago), here’s a great seasonal flannel:

Flannelboard: “Butterfly Colors”
The first to come to the garden bed
Is a lovely butterfly of brilliant RED.
Then in comes another and that makes two.
Fly right in, my friend of BLUE.
“The garden is fine, the best I’ve seen,”
says the butterfly of softest GREEN.
Our garden needs a sunny fellow,
Fly on in, butterfly with wings of YELLOW.
Little friend of PURPLE, fly in too.
The garden is waiting for a color like you.
ORANGE, orange, you’re waited so long.
Fly right in, where you belong.
Butterflies, butterflies, you’re such a sight!
Flying together – what a delight!
Credit: Miss Meg’s Storytime

(Since I was out of yellow felt — SHOCKER — I just made the others and omitted that line when I did the flannelboard.)

This was a basic butterfly shape that I cut out using clip art. Then I bent a pipe cleaner in half and wrapped it around the felt piece to make antennas. Fear not though, Meg has a template for you to use in the above link if you’d rather not hunt down your own clip art!

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Flannel Friday: Five Little Books

Today I present a flannelboard that is awesome for kindergarten tours, library card sign-up month, and National Library Week!

Flannelboard: “Five Little Books”
Five little books at the library
Five little books as great as can be
Along comes (name) with their library card
To take one home and read
Credit: What Happens In Storytime

For this set, I actually traced and copied a set that my old library had once I knew I was leaving. I wanted to make sure that I had my own set of five little books to come with me to the new library! And yes, I was brave enough to use puffy paint again.

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Flannel Friday: Five Little Starfish

An inspired by inspired by Flannel Friday offering: Five Little Starfish!

I was looking for a good flannelboard to help me clean up my scrap piles this past fall and stumbled on this little gem that Dorothy wrote, inspired by Nicole!

Five Little Starfish
Five little starfish by the shore,
The yellow one got lost and that left four
Four little starfish in the sea,
The blue one swam far, far away and that left three.
Three little starfish in the ocean so blue,
The red one took a seahorse ride and that left two.
Two little starfish in the sun,
The orange one took a dive and that left one.
One little starfish swimming along,
It was time for him to go home and that left none.
Credit: The Wielded Pen (with inspiration from Narrating Tales of Preschool Storytime)

I haven’t had a chance to use it yet, but I know the opportunity will eventually present itself now that I’m at a new library! I’m going to modify the colors since I was just trying to use scraps and I never have red scraps for some reason.

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Flannel Friday: Ice Cream Colors

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

I couldn’t resist making the whole I scream, you scream pun. Here’s a great summertime (a little bit early — but maybe someone is doing ICE CREAM SCIENCE?) flannelboard for you to grab.

Flannelboard: “Ice Cream Colors”
We have ice cream, the best in town,
Let us begin with chocolate brown.
Now, let us scoop us some bubble-gum pink,
It is sweet and yummy, the best, some think.
Here is ice cream minty and green,
It is the creamiest I have ever seen.
Yellow ice cream is lemony and tart,
We like its taste from the very start.
Scoops of blueberry would make my day,
Look at all this ice cream, hip, hip hurray!
Red ice cream is a strawberry delight,
All these scoops are a heavenly sight.
Vanilla white is a popular flavor,
It tastes very good to an ice-cream craver.
Purple ice cream really gives me a kick,
Good and yummy till the very last lick.
Ice cream, ice cream, what a cool sensation,
We love ice cream in any combination!
Credit: Step By Step

I’ve used this in summer, sweets, the Letter I, colors, and probably another dozen themes are possible.

Another first flannelboard for me — this is the first one that I freehanded! Since I freehanded it, I went ahead and traced it and uploaded it as a pattern for you, available here! Enjoy!

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Flannel Friday: Ten Fluffy Chickens

I have a great springtime rhyme for you today: Ten Fluffy Chickens!

This wonderful flannelboard came from the one and only Melissa at Mel’s Desk. This was another of my first flannels and posting about it in bird storytime resulting in Melissa commenting on my blog for the first time ever. (Which…um…I totally didn’t fangirl or run around my job squeeing about. No matter what you might have heard.)

Here’s the rhyme:

Ten Fluffy Chickens
Five eggs and five eggs
And that makes ten
Sitting on top is Mother Hen
Cackle, cackle, cackle
And what do I see?
Ten fluffy chickens
Yellow as can be!

And for the pattern, I used Microsoft clip art to get the images. You can also use Melissa’s (or my) picture, blow it up and print it out if you don’t have access to clip art. Or find some new clip art of your own!

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Flannel Friday: Ten Umbrellas & Raindrops

Another favorite flannelboard that I can’t believe I haven’t posted before! This is a super simple one to make and it can be used for so many different storytimes! I’ve used it in spring, rain, letter U, and number ten!

Flannelboard: “Ten Little Umbrellas & Ten Little Raindrops”
One little, two little, three little umbrellas
Four little, five little, six little umbrellas
Seven little, eight little, nine little umbrellas
Ten umbrellas up for the rain
Repeat with raindrops going on top of umbrellas – last line “Ten raindrops falling down.” Pull raindrops away, counting down – last line “No raindrops out today.” Pull umbrellas away, counting down – last line, “Everything’s put away!”

As for the pattern, I just used Microsoft clip art as my template. It was very easy to find both an umbrella and a raindrop.

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Flannel Friday: Ten Little Dinosaurs

This week, I bring you a flannelboard I’ve used ridiculously often since dinosaurs are a favorite storytime theme of mine: Ten Little Dinos! And it even fits into the science theme, though it isn’t chemistry or physics.

I use this flannelboard with this song:

Ten Little Dinos
One little, two little, three little dinos
Four little, five little, six little dinos
Seven little, eight little, nine little dinos
Ten little dinos for me!

I cannot find the pattern for these dinosaurs in my files, but Melissa also has an awesome pattern available on her website. I would totally recommend using hers, especially since she had a Pterodactyl.

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