Flannelboard: Kite

Joining in on #flannelfriday, I’m showing a kite flannel I made this week for “Play” storytime in April/May.

This is basically a felt base layer, some quilting squares I bought at Joanns, and a felt frame over the fabric. Ribbon for the tails, and more of the fabric for the bows. My amazing co-worker brought in pinking shears and fray check to make sure the bows stood up over time!

Here’s my rhyme:

Five Little Kites
One little kite in the sky so blue,
Along came another, then there were two.
Two little kites flying high above me;
Along came another, then there were three.
Three little kites, just watch them soar,
Along came another, then there were four.
Four little kites, so high and alive
Along came another, then there were five.
Five little kites dancing across the sky,
What a sight to see, way up so high!
Credit: Step By Step — Kite Theme

And I used the kite part of the Oriental Trading craft we’re doing to make a template, if anyone wants a copy — I will be sure to try and scan the foam piece in for you when I’m back at work on Monday!

21 comments on “Flannelboard: Kite

  1. MelissaZD
    April 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    Beautiful! I love the fabric bows on the strings. I love it when “five little” things in flannel sets are all different, so you can talk about colors, shapes, sizes, all of that with the kids.

    • Katie
      April 1, 2011 at 11:34 pm #

      Definitely — it’s another great way to get in some more literacy skills time!

  2. sharon
    April 1, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    I love the idea of using fabric. So cute… Miss Mouse may just be hiding behind kites like this… drifts away thinking…..

    • Katie
      April 1, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

      My storytime kids love looking for animals behind the flannel pieces. I will probably wind up hiding someone behind these pieces myself…

  3. Anne
    April 2, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    This is adorable and I am totally stealing it! Thanks for joining in on #FlannelFriday!

  4. molliekay
    April 2, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    I’ve been looking all over for a good kite felt board! Thanks so much for posting this!

  5. Irene
    February 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    bravo! thanks for sharing…. I’m off to buy quilting squares!

    • Katie
      February 28, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

      Enjoy! This is one of my favorite flannels.

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