Flannel Friday: Band-Aids

My second flannelboard for Sick/Get Well storytime came from Melissa on Twitter! I crowd-sourced and needed a flannelboard (as we know from last week, I did wind up using two) idea for this theme. Melissa suggested having kids bring up band-aids to an animal on the flannelboard. I turned this around slightly and decided to use Applesauce, our storytime mascot, to model the band-aids.

I called the kids up by color and specifically told them where to put their band-aids, ie, “Oh, no! Applesauce’s paw hurts! Please put a band-aid there to help him feel better!” This was a hit, and afterwards, Applesauce shook off all his band-aids and felt all better.

Library Quine is hosting this week’s Flannel Friday — you can find the round-up at her blog! Melissa is the founder of Flannel Friday! Anne 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.

51 comments on “Flannel Friday: Band-Aids

  1. libraryquine
    February 10, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    Poor Appleasuce! Hope he’s better now!
    You’ll find this and other great Flannel Board ideas on the Flannel Friday roundup at loonsandquines.blogspot.com.

    • Katie
      February 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

      He’s just fine, thanks. But he *does* look pretty pathetic all covered up!

  2. Reading Chick
    February 10, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    That is one cute pup! I love everything about Applesauce! And it’s a cute idea. We don’t do enough audience participation stuff!

    • Katie
      February 10, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

      Thanks; I love everything about him too! I’m always looking for some more audience participation stuff lately!

  3. librerin
    February 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm #

    So cute! My daughter can’t get enough of putting band-aids on things, so I’m sure your storytime kids had a blast! 🙂

    • Katie
      February 13, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

      Band-aids are a fascination at this age! They had a lot of fun with this and the band-aid craft I did.

  4. Sarah
    February 10, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    You’re an amazing children’s librarian. I hope you know that! I get so much inspiration from this blog.

    • Katie
      February 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

      Thanks, Sarah! This comment *really* made me smile!

  5. Recipe for Reading
    February 10, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    I love Applesauce! He is sooooo cute! This post just made me smile, I can totally picture the kids coming up and putting band-aids on Applesauce. They must have gotten such a kick out of him shaking them off at the end 🙂

    • Katie
      February 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm #

      There was a lot of laughter when he shook them off! 😀

  6. K
    February 10, 2012 at 8:41 pm #

    Aaaaw! Such a sweet learning activity! Love that you are teaching empathy and concern for others while also teaching body parts of a cute puppy. Lol

    Glad to hear that Applesauce survived the pile of bandaids!

    • Katie
      February 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

      He was a shining star throughout the whole ordeal, haha.

  7. Melissa Depper (@MelissaZD)
    February 10, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    OMG. This is SO MUCH BETTER than just putting it on the flannelboard! I am in love & trying to remember if we have a theme box I can put this in! You rock.

    • Katie
      February 13, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

      Thank you for the original idea! As always, I love the interaction/brainstorming on Twitter!

  8. clevinso
    February 11, 2012 at 12:24 am #

    this is AMAZING! I love it. I can’t wait to make it.

    • Katie
      February 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

      It’s a quick one to make, too!

  9. molliekay
    February 11, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    Aww, get well soon, Applesauce! I’m sure the children will patch you up in no time!

    I love the audience participation!

    • Katie
      February 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

      It was a lot of fun!

  10. Erica
    February 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    The audience participation is really great – get those kids engaged! I’ve got one storytime session that is small enough that I could do this!

    • Katie
      February 13, 2012 at 12:52 pm #

      Our sessions are always under 25 kids, so I definitely have time for the participation. It really does get the kids engaged!

  11. Erica
    February 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    I’d like to know what books and or songs you used for your storytime – great theme.

  12. Leah
    February 16, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Just looking at that puppy with his band-aids made me smile. Love it!!

    • Katie
      February 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm #

      Thanks! He is a super adorable puppet.

  13. Paula Spoo
    February 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm #

    Love this idea Katie! Very creative!

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

      Thank you!

  14. teachermrw
    August 25, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    The puppy is insanely cute! Do you think seventh and eighth graders would respond to this? Thinking about this for Spanish class.

    • Katie
      September 16, 2015 at 2:23 pm #

      Depends on the class, I suppose!

  15. Ashley
    November 17, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    Cute band aids and a good way to practice body parts! Maybe we will try this when we talk about veterinarians.

    • Katie
      November 17, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

      I hope that you do — it was a fun game to play with the kids!

  16. Liz Krispien
    April 28, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

    What did you do in order to get those band-aids to stick on to the puppy?

    • Katie
      April 29, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

      I didn’t do anything to the puppet. The band-aids mostly stayed on, but if they fell off, no one seemed to mind!

      • Tera
        November 1, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

        What are the band-aids made from??? Felt and…?
        SLP needing help with prepositions!

      • Katie
        November 1, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

        Just felt! I suppose you could add Velcro for better stickiness, but mine are just felt.

  17. air girl
    January 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

    This is so cute !!! I Love this idea Katie! It’s Very creative!

    • Katie
      January 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

      Thank you! Enjoy!

  18. Elise
    July 25, 2015 at 7:31 pm #

    Is there a specific book you read to the children before you do this activity? I would love to know if you have a book suggestion to go with this activity?

  19. Shelly
    April 13, 2016 at 1:52 pm #

    What a cute idea. I think I will put letters on the band aids for alphabet review. Love it. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

    • Katie
      June 7, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

      You’re welcome! Thanks for reading!


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