Flannel Friday: Stoplight

This Flannel Friday is brought to you by my friends Abby of Abby the Librarian!

I made this by using supplies around the office. The posterboard was a recycled piece left over from another craft project and was the PERFECT size. The paper plates were from the staff room. The felt sheets I had in my desk. And I made the paper plates pop out by reinforcing paper clip boxes with duct tape. A healthy amount of hot glue to hold everything together and bam: stoplight!

I used this in my toddler storytime since I’ve been trying to incorporate more hands-on learning to get them up and moving. For my youngest kiddos, I just had them touch their clothespin to the corresponding color and then their grown-up did the pinning. For my oldest toddlers, I helped them pinch the right end of the clothespin. You should have seen their faces — they were so proud of themselves!

A co-worker also used the stoplight as “classroom” management during a joint storytime/parent tour. She ran the storytime and used their colors to designate which activity table they attended afterwards while I took their parents on a tour of our space.

I also used it in my family storytime to do “Green Says Go” so that the room packed with people could see it in a larger format.


Melissa is hosting the round-up today! You can also check out our website, Pinterest, or Facebook!

5 comments on “Flannel Friday: Stoplight

  1. Kathryn Roach
    September 5, 2015 at 9:16 am #

    LOVE this idea!! We always try to do an interactive activity and this one will be awesome to add to our transportation themes. Thanks for sharing

    • Katie
      September 16, 2015 at 2:36 pm #

      You’re welcome! I can take no credit — it all goes to Abby!

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