Saturday, November 26, 2016

Flannel Friday Holiday/Winter Extravaganza Roundup!



Here's this year's Winter/Holiday Extravaganza Roundup!  


We have several fabulous contributions this week--check them all out:

Kate adorns a Christmas Tree with beautiful ornaments, stars, lights and more--and includes poems, rhymes and chants to go along with each!

Mollie shares a lovely, cozy set of winter wear in the gorgeous collage method--with two songs that will work perfectly with the pieces!

Jessica's Five Little Aliens will make you snort with laughter at some of the lyrics she's included--and she even shares her pattern!

I have three to share this week:

My first ever Hanukkah set, my most recent take on Five in the Bed, and finally Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Thanks to everyone for contributing!  Next week Kate at Felt Board Magic will be hosting the roundup.  Please also check out the Flannel Friday BlogFacebook, and Pinterest pages, which will give you tons of information and gazillions of ideas to spruce up your story times :)

Friday, November 18, 2016

Thanks A Lot

Here's another one I made a year ago and never posted.  I actually haven't used this yet, other than to bring the pieces out to show the kids.  I need to download the Thanks A Lot song to go along with it, which I plan to do this weekend just in time to use it next week before Thanksgiving...

Anyway, pattern/idea/excellence is courtesy of Mel's Desk!

Flannel Friday is being hosted this week by Keith at Felt-tastic Flannelboard Funtime.  You can also find lots of information and ideas at the FF BlogFacbook, or Pinterest pages!



Clip Art Mish Mosh

Sometimes there is just no time to get anything done. Cutting felt just takes a back seat.  Or in my case, cutting felt for the classroom takes a back seat while cutting felt for a craft show takes over every other inch of my life :) Luckily I love it!

Anyway, before I discovered the joys of felt, I made a lot of flannel board sets using clip art.  This is a great way to do it if you're short on time, lack cutting or artistic skills, or just aren't inclined to make felt board sets out of felt!  My suggestions:  print your pieces out on card stock, laminate them, and attach a piece of sticky velcro to the back.  (You can buy a huge roll of it at Discount School Supply.)  My flannel boards are covered in Veltex, which loves velcro and felt equally.  

Here are several examples of old sets from my room.  

Little Dinosaur (a variation on Little Mouse)

The Insects Outside



 Hey Diddle Diddle

Three Little Fishies/ Boop Boop Ditty



Flannel Friday is being hosted this week by Keith at Felt-tastic Flannelboard Funtime.  You can also find lots of information and ideas at the FF BlogFacbook, or Pinterest pages!

Nervous Turkeys

I made this set a year or so ago, but didn't post it since it was such a total copy cat...  However, I'm busy with preparing for an upcoming fair, so I haven't been making any new sets for the classroom.  So, here's to posting old stuff!

Here's my version of Five Nervous Turkeys (which I just love, by the way!)  I ripped it off of this genius version, and did just what he said to do in the comments section--printed out the images as a template for my pattern.




Flannel Friday is being hosted this week by Keith at Felt-tastic Flannelboard Funtime.  You can also find lots of information and ideas at the FF Blog, Facbook, or Pinterest pages!
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Friday, November 4, 2016

Little Snail

I completely stole this idea from Rachel the Librarian, the local librarian who comes to our classroom on the first Wednesday of every month.  Though she used a little clip art worm under her leaves (rather than the felt snail I'm using), it was her genius use of real leaves that grabbed my attention.  Now granted, I will most likely make felt versions so this will be easy to do at any time (since the real leaves will dry out and crumble).  But I just love the idea of using the real leaves so the kids are exposed to them (in more ways than just trudging through them on their sidewalks :) )  

I used the baby snail from my Animal Pairs set.  

You can do this rhyme using colors, shapes, and real leaf names:

Little snail, little snail, playing hide and seek
Are you under the __________ leaf?
Let's take a peek!


PS:  Stick a little velcro dot to the back of the leaves to make them stick to the board.  Or a little loop of tape will work, too...






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Flannel Friday is being hosted this week by Mollie at What Happens in Storytime.

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