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.