Flannel Friday: Flower Finger Puppets & Planting a Rainbow

A labor of love that I made during Midwinter this past year: flower finger puppets!

You can find the pattern for these amazing puppets on Etsy at the Precious Patterns shop. (Link to the puppets here.)

I used this in my Garden storytime for families this spring. I sang “Ten Little Flowers”:

One little, two little, three little flowers
Four little, five little, six little flowers
Seven little, eight little, nine little flowers
Ten flowers growing tall!

For the puppets, I had them attached to my finger puppet gloves so I didn’t have to spend a lot of my time putting all ten finger puppets on while my families waited to sing with me.

And a bonus second flannel today, inspired by Library Village’s “Planting a Rainbow”!

I used this in the same storytime — gardens with my famliies. I used these pieces on the flannelboard as I told the story. I didn’t make bulbs or seed packets or anything like that and just counted on the “wow” factor of the flowers to be enough. You also could read the book up until the flowers start to grow and then use the flowers on the board.

As for a template, I just made photocopies of the book.

The kids LOVED these pieces and I had several compliments from caregivers as well. I did back them with black felt to give them more stability since I knew the kids would want to play with them. And play they did!


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9 comments on “Flannel Friday: Flower Finger Puppets & Planting a Rainbow

  1. Coco
    September 11, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    That little yellow flower is melting my heart!

    • Katie
      September 16, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

      I absolutely love this shop and their patterns. So amazing.

  2. beana
    September 11, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    Gorgeous flannels!! Are the finger puppets all hand sewn?

    • Katie
      September 16, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

      Yep; I do all the sewing by hand.

  3. 100 Stories Before School
    September 13, 2015 at 10:03 pm #

    Thanks for this,I’m just writing a Spring post for 100 Stories so will put links to your post- very colourful and interactive.

    • Katie
      September 16, 2015 at 2:39 pm #

      Thanks!

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