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Flannel Friday: The Great Hot Air Balloon Race

A flannelboard inspired by Destination Storytime: The Great Hot Air Balloon Race!

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I let each child take a turn rolling the dice that I bought from Constructive Playthings — where I had put a matching piece of cardstock for each balloon color. The first balloon to hit the top of the flannelboard won! (I did have to stop moving them up so much when it was clear that blue was winning and I still had a few kids that needed a chance to roll.)

I used this hot balloon clip art as my template and made up the designs on the balloons. You can do anything with your balloons — I had the chance to see Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico in 2012 and there really is a balloon for everything!


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

Flannel Friday: Bears!

Both flannels today are inspired by previous Flannel Fridays! First up, Melissa from Mel’s Desk’s: “Five Bears”.

Melissa has the template available for download. I did use embroidery for the eyes since these pieces are handled by kiddos. But I used a rhyme from Anne at So Tomorrow with Melissa’s bears. (I did tweak it a bit since I didn’t have a teddy bear. You might notice that grizzly bears and black bears have a lot in common…)

All Types of Bears
To the tune of “Mary Had a Little Lamb”
Grizzly bears are big and brown, big and brown, big and brown.
Grizzly bears are big and brown, and live in the woods.

Polar bears are soft and white, soft and white, soft and white.
Polar bears are soft and white and live where it’s cold.

Panda bears are black and white, black and white, black and white,
Panda bears are black and white, and live with bamboo.

Koala bears have great big ears, great big ears, great big ears.
Koala bears have great big ears and live high in a tree.

Black bears are big and tall, big and tall, big and tall.
Black bears are big and tall, and live in the woods.

And next, from Kari’s My Storytime Life:

Kari based her flannelboard on a book. I used her rhyme and told the kids that we were looking for the three smallest balls for Jack to juggle. I kept switching balls out until all the right little balls were on the board. The kids were enamored with this one!


There is no round-up today due to the holiday, but I made a resolution to post EVERY Friday this year and I’m keeping it! You can also check out our website, Pinterest, or Facebook!

Flannel Friday: Community Helpers

Two Community Helpers activities for you today!! I used them both in Staying Safe! outreach storytime.

“What Is My Job?” Sung to: “Are You Sleeping?”
What is my job?
What is my job?
Can you guess?
Can you guess?
[_________________]
[_________________]
Who am I?
Who am I?
*Other verses: I help people get well (doctor). I make meals for you (chef). I keep your pets healthy (veterinarian). I put out the fires (firefighter). I grow food for you (farmer). I help you cross the street (crossing guard). I can help you stay safe (police officer).
Modified from: Preschool Education, Music, & Songs

I bought the clip from Etsy shop PaperiePixel.

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“Little Cat”
Little Cat, Little Cat,
Are you under the (farmer’s) hat?

I got the template from Making Learning Fun. I used the cat from my Farm Pack set.


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

Flannel Friday: Five Hungry Ants

A very out-of-place summertime & bug flannelboard today:

Rhyme: “Five Hungry Ants”
Five hungry ants, marching in a line,
Came upon a picnicwhere they could dine.
They marched into the salad,they marched into the cake,
They marched into the pepper….uh oh, that was a mistake!
AHHHH-CHOOO!
(count down)
Credit: Miss Mary Liberry

I made this using a clip art template for my ant. I blew it up in Publisher to get the right size. I used pipe cleaners (attached with hot glue) to make the antennae.

This was made for bugs storytime after it was such a success as a fingerplay in picnic storytime.


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

Flannel Friday: Five Snowmen

A winter-y wonderland for today’s Flannel Friday!

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I used this in Snowmen themed storytime. I didn’t make the sled in time for the storytime and still haven’t made one!

“Five Snowmen Riding on a Sled”
Five snowmen riding on a sled
One fell off and bumped his head
Frosty called the doctor and the doctor said
No more snowmen riding on that sled
(Continue in this fashion until you get to zero)
Credit: Preschool Music & Education

I also used these snowmen last winter in Hats, Mittens, & Scarves storytime. Originally, the snowmen had black hats. I peeled those off and updated with the brightly colors hats and scarves. I sewed the buttons on to match and asked the kids to help me match up the scarves and mittens in a discussion game. They had a great time!


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Flannel Friday: Eight (Nine, Really) Planets

An out-of-this-world flannel!

I originally made this laminated flannelboard at my old library. I don’t know where the pieces went in the moving process. (I honestly think I left behind nearly all of the laminated flannels in a file cabinet I didn’t clean out in time.)

Anyways, I used it in Number Nine! storytime and then re-made it this summer to use in outreach Space! storytime. I did make Pluto because we were having storytime on the day that Pluto pictures were revealed (!!!) and I wanted to talk about that. This is just a discussion based ordering flannel. No special rhymes!

The new set features clip art from Etsy shop JWIllustrations.


There is no round-up today due to the holiday, but I made a resolution to post EVERY Friday this year and I’m keeping it! You can also check out our website, Pinterest, or Facebook!

Flannel Friday: Pancakes

This week’s Flannel Friday is all about yummy breakfast food! (Although I’m still Team Waffle.)

“Who Wants a Pancake?”
Who wants a pancake, piping hot?
“I’ll take the one with butter on top.”
Who wants a pancake, fresh off the griddle?
“I’ll take the one with butter in the middle.”
(More toppings: syrup, blueberries, strawberries, sugar)
Credit: Storytime Source Page

I would have used this flannelboard with my Pancakes Storytime! But since I left before performing the storytime, it’s just hung around the Storytime Katie archives waiting for a chance to be used.


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

Flannel Friday: Five Noisy Robots

A flannelboard that never saw an actual storytime, but I made anyways since Anne of Anne’s Library Life made these robots look so cool!

I once again used Anne’s picture as my template. I did use sticky felt letters for the numbers though to save myself some trouble. Here’s her rhyme:

Flannelboard: “Five Noisy Robots”
Five noisy robots in the big toy shop,
Shiny and tall with antennae on the top.
Along came a girl with a penny one day.
Bought a noisy robot and took it away.
(continue with 4, 3, 2, 1 noisy robots)

Like I said, I planned the robots storytime and never performed it at my last library. I likely won’t do it at my current library in toddlers, but I might try it in families. We’ll see!


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Flannel Friday: A Blanket for the Princess

A flannelboard that I got from Mary of Miss Mary Liberry!

I used Mary’s template and added lots of color to the blanket. I decided not do any stitching though and just went the puffy paint road. I used the King & Queen from the Manhattan Toy “A Day at the Castle” set (still available!) and used Cinderella from the Manhattan Toy “Cinderella” set (no longer available) as my puppets.

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I told this story in Blankets/Teddy Bears family storytime and it went over fairly well. I think it was over some of the kids’ heads, so I might reserve it for preschool use only from now on.


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

Flannel Friday: Paintbrushes

Another family storytime flannelboard this week, inspired by Anne of Anne’s Library Life!

I used Anne’s picture as a template and decided to use her second rhyme:

I know the colors of the rainbow.
Do you know them too?
If one color were missing,
Would you know which hue?

Most of the preschoolers were excellent as guessing this and since I have a mostly 3/5 year old audience, it was a perfect flannelboard for them!


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

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