Flannel Friday: If You Have a…

Today’s Flannel Friday is a super simple clip art easy Flannel that I make ALL THE TIME.

To make this, I find a clip art pattern that I want to use and change its color in Paint. I make twenty-thirty pieces with at least five colors. I print out and laminate each bike (or fire engine or whatever), attaching sticky-back felt to the back of the laminated piece!

Then, in storytime I sing this song to the tune of The Muffin Man:

If you have a red bike,
A red bike, a red bike,
If you have a red bike,
bring it to the board!

The kids come up and place their pieces on the flannelboard, which they love to interact with. I typically do this flannel in addition to a more traditional story, song, or rhyme flannel. The response to this flannel has been wonderful — the kids practice their color knowledge, interacting with me, and taking turns with their peers!

Kathryn will be hosting the round-up today! You can also check out our website, Pinterest, or Facebook!

11 comments on “Flannel Friday: If You Have a…

  1. itsybitsymom
    January 18, 2014 at 6:47 am #

    Definitely borrowing this great idea – thanks! Would be a perfect one to keep on hand in case of emergencies!

    • Katie
      March 4, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

      It’s one that I definitely find myself doing a lot lately!

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