The Plan


Butterfly, Butterfly by Petr Horacek
It’s Pumpkin Time! by Zoe Hall
Mouse’s First Summer by Lauren Thompson
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Fall”
Flannelboard: “Spring”
Flannelboard: “Summer”
Flannelboard: “Winter”

My flannelboards for this session were purchased boards, which you can still buy online at Amazon. I put up each season as a lead-in to the books that I choose and let the kids tell me what we did in that season as I put up the flannel pieces.

Finger Puppets: “Five Little Pumpkins”
Five little pumpkins were sitting on the gate
The first one said, “My, it’s getting late!”
The second one said, “There are witches in the air!”
The third one said, “I don’t care!”
The fourth one said, “Let’s run and run and run!”
The fifth one said, “It’s all Halloween fun!”
Then “whooo” went the wind and out went the lights.
And the five little pumpkins rolled clear out of sight.
Credit: Childhood

Song & Puppet: “Flutter, Flutter Butterfly”
Flutter, flutter butterfly
Floating in the spring sky
Floating by for all to see
Floating by so merrily
Flutter, flutter butterfly
Floating in the spring sky
Credit: Best Kids Book Site


This was a purchased Oriental Trading craft kit. Honestly, it was too much coloring for my littlest patrons. But my preschoolers were determined to color every inch of space on these!

How It Went

This was another one of those storytimes where attendance was SO LOW and it turned out to be a storytime for only six kids. I wound up cutting out a lot of extension activities that I had planned and instead just read books and had great conversations via the flannelboards.

4 comments on “Seasons!

  1. Miss Jacki
    December 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    What a great idea to reuse seasonal flannelboards together in a single storytime! My storytimers would die of bliss if we did four flannelboards in one session. Let’s see, I have one for fall and am making one for winter, so if I do spring and summer, by this time next year I would have an entire seasons set. So smart!

  2. ivonne
    October 10, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    hello, great plan!!! i´m wondering where can I get the craft? it´s really cute


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