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Flannel Friday: Color Zoo

Today’s original flannelboard is a very special one to my heart. It’s based on Lois Ehlert’s Color Zoo: “Color Zoo” is the first book I remember being read to me in my kindergarten school library. I was enthralled with this book and was so thankful that Mr. J read it to us! It’s a perfect

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In & Out!

The Plan Books If All the Animals Came Inside by Eric Pinder Inside Outside by Lizi Boyd Inside Outside Dinosaurs by Roxie Munro One Ted Falls Out of Bed by Julia Donaldson Extension Activities Flannelboard: “Dear Zoo” Fingerplay: “Won’t You Come Out?” Jack-in-the-box You sit so still (close hand with thumb inside) Won’t you come

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Mail!

The Plan Books Bunny Mail by Rosemary Wells The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt Mail Carriers At Work by Karen Latchana Kenney The Postman by Rosalinda Kightley Extension Activities Flannelboard: “Six Little Valentines” Six little Valentines were sent to my house, The first one said, “I love you, From Mouse.” Five little Valentines

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Cities!

The Plan Books All Through My Town by Jean Reidy Drum City by Thea Guidone Subway by Anastasia Suen Wow, City! by Robert Neubecker Extension Activities Flannelboard: Building Blocks Flannelboard: “Wheels on the Bus” Action Song: “Driving ‘Round” Driving round in my little red car Driving round in my little red car Driving round in

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In Case You Missed It: Winter 2014

It’s baaaaack! The hiatus of ICYMI was almost entirely accidental. Summer reading planning hit, my sister got married, my grandfather fell and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s, I decided to job search and then got a new job and now here we are. I had been saving stuff since NOVEMBER in my Feedly reader. I decided

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Themes

List of Family Storytime themes that I’ve done alphabetically. When they’ve been part of a theme-set, I’ve included them at the bottom. Follow the links below to jump to those! Alphabet | Authors | Colors | Numbers | Opposites Alligators & Crocodiles Alphabet Animals at Night Apples Art Babies Bathtime Beach Bears (2010) Bears (2011)

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Master List

Master List || Opening & Closing Songs || Getting the Wiggles Out || Rhymes for Babies A master list including all of the songs, rhymes, and fingerplays I’ve used in storytimes. Where applicable, I have given credit to the source where I found the activity. When I write “Childhood” as the credit, I honestly do

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Flannelboards

Flannelboards || Flannel Friday || Finger Puppets & Props Click on any of the pictures below to be taken to the blog post about that flannelboard. At the post, you’ll find out how I made the flannelboard and how you can make one yourself. If you want to know which book/rhyme/song is pictured, hover over

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