Flannel Friday: Five Little Snowflakes

I used this flannel in Snow storytime (summary post coming Monday!) back in December when Chicago was having a no-snow winter. We have since had some snow! Anyway, the rhyme went off like gangbusters and this is definitely one I will be repeating.

Flannelboard: “Five Little Snowflakes”
One little snowflake with nothing to do,
Along came another and then there were…two!
Two little snowflakes laughing with me,
Along came another and then there were…three!
Three little snowflakes looking for some more,
Along came another and then there were…four!
Four little snowflakes dancing a jive,
Along came another and then there were…five!
Five little snowflakes, having so much fun!
Out came the sun, and then there were none!

I did not make a sun piece, but instead grabbed my piece from “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” set and it worked just fine! And yes, I learned how to chain stitch for this flannel!

It’s my goal to learn a whole ton of embroidery this year. So far, I’ve done three stitches (chain, blanket, and french knots) — does anyone have any new suggestions?

Kay has challenged us (via our Facebook page) to comment on every Flannel Friday submission this week! I’m totally in, and furthermore, I will respond to every comment on my own page if you want to start up a great discussion! Let’s do this!

Anne is hosting this week’s Flannel Friday — you can find the round-up at her blog! Melissa is the founder of Flannel Friday! Anne also has the archive and schedule of who is hosting Flannel Friday.

And you can also follow the Flannel Friday Pinterest account. And Flannel Friday has its own Facebook page! If you participate in Flannel Friday, Melissa has a button if you want to link up to us here.

33 comments on “Flannel Friday: Five Little Snowflakes

  1. Sarah
    January 27, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Wow. I’m barely making just cut flannels right now. I’m so impressed your doing stitching.

    • Katie
      January 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

      It is strangely calming — I had a great time sewing on the plane to Midwinter!

  2. Elise
    January 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

    Your flannels are amazing! Those snowflakes are seriously beautiful. Your blog is the first storytime blog I ever found, which led me to Flannel Friday, and to making my own flannels. So thanks for the inspiration! Your website is a *huge* help as are all your links to other websites and blogs.

    • Katie
      January 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

      Thank you so much for commenting! I am so glad that I led you to Flannel Friday; it is my favorite part of the week. I’m very happy to have helped you out. 😀

  3. molliekay
    January 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

    Those are beautiful! I might have to try my hand at that, now. Fantastic job!

    • Katie
      January 27, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

      Definitely give it a go! And I know Library Quine put up templates of her own which are wondrous, but my version was already made by the post she posted!

  4. Anne (@sotomorrow)
    January 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm #

    Beautiful stitching! I think these would make a great gift or you could use them as tags on presents?

    • Katie
      January 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

      I could absolutely make smaller ones for tags! Great idea! (Original idea came from Pinterest for an ornament.)

  5. Anna
    January 27, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Here’s the blog where I learned a bunch of my embroidery techniques. I love stitching! http://stitchschool.blogspot.com/ I didn’t think these were hand stitched when I first looked–well done!

    • Katie
      January 27, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

      Thank you! I am currently pouring through the blog looking for new stitches to learn. 😀

  6. Liz (Mrs. D)
    January 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Katie, you never cease to amaze me… you’re my go-to blog when I am storytime stumped but you’ve taken flannel to a new level here, sister. Rock on!!

    • Katie
      January 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

      Thank you so much for your compliments! Seriously, they have made me day!

  7. K
    January 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    Gorgeous! My snowflakes were made from Library Quines’ pattern using cardstock because I don’t do many flannel board activities. But now that I’ve seen some flannels with stitching, I am looking forward to making them. I totally agree with you about stitching being relaxing! I used to see a lot but haven’t done much in years. Thanks for inspiring my to pick up a thread and needle again. 🙂

    • Katie
      January 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

      You’re welcome! Stitching is definitely the best way to wind down after a long day — especially when you feel like you still need to be busy and can’t settle down with a book. 😀

  8. fallingflannelboards
    January 28, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    Oh my goodness, these are beautiful! Excellent job with the stitching! I’m going to have to motivate myself to learn some stitching.

    • Katie
      January 28, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

      I’m a big fan of needlenthread.com — they have video tutorials (I’m such a visual learner).

  9. Sharon
    January 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    These are lovely! You’ll have them forever Katie. Beautiful job!

    • Katie
      January 30, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

      Thank you! I really am enjoying this set!

  10. Paula Spoo
    January 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    I love following your blog and you are of the one reasons I started jazzing up my storytimes with flannel and following Flannel Friday on Facebook and Pinterest. The Flannel Friday Group has certainly released a lot of creativity, inspiration and imagination:)

    • Katie
      January 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

      Thank you; I’m glad that you were inspired to start using flannelboards!

  11. Miss Kristine
    January 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm #

    We had snowflake ornaments on our giving tree this past holiday season. I snagged some leftover foam snowflakes and stuck them to felt backings. They are also decorated with glitter glue.

  12. Jennifer
    March 4, 2014 at 4:30 pm #


    Where do you buy your felt from? your felt characters always look very sturdy and the felt I buy from my local shop is somewhat flimsy, I would like a sturdier fabric. Thanks! 🙂

    • Katie
      March 4, 2014 at 8:13 pm #

      I buy at Joann’s and Michael’s. I do pull the felt out of the bins and look for the less see-through pieces. I have bought some from Etsy that’s wool-blend, but I actually haven’t used it for flannelboards yet.

  13. Becky Steenburg
    December 8, 2016 at 1:51 pm #

    Very nice!
    I’m adapting the rhyme to use with the whole group as a pretend play activity.

    One little snowflake with nothing to do, Along came another and then there were…two! Two little snowflakes laughing with me, Along came another and then there were…three! Three little snowflakes looking for some more, Along came another and then there were…four!
    Four little snowflakes dancing a jive,
    Along came another and then there were…five! Five little snowflakes, bouncing here and there, called out to all the others, “come with us and swish through the air!”
    Then, out came the sun to the snowflakes fright and all the little snowflakes melted out of sight.

    • Katie
      March 23, 2017 at 10:33 am #



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