Thursday, November 30, 2017

Build a Snowman

Joining his robot and farm friends in my selection of Toddler Sets, this Build a Robot set is my latest creation.  This is a perfect set to put out at a felt table or wall for kids to use independently, but it can also be used to accompany a snow or snowman story time (see my other snowman post here.)

This frosty fellow is available in my Etsy Shop right here.

Some fun snowman and snow books I like:
One Mitten by Kristine O’Connell George
Red Sled by Lita Judge
Snowballs by Lois Ehlert
Snow by Manya Stojic
Snow Happy! By Patricia Hubbell
Snow! Snow! Snow! By Lee Harper
Under My Hood I Have a Hat by Karla Kuskin
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
A Really Good Snowman by Daniel J. Mahoney
If You Were a Penguin by Wendell and Florence Minor.

Amy is hosting the roundup this week!  You can also find lots of great ideas at the FF Pinterest Boards!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Five Little Gingerbread Men

I have a gingerbread man die cut, and it's been sitting around collecting a bit of dust lately.  So rather than bake actual cookies last night, I made some felt gingerbread.  Yummy :)

These guys are available at my Etsy shop--come on over and take a look!

There are millions of gingerbread poems, songs, and stories available online!  Here's the one I plan to use (stolen mostly from One Little Librarian) with these sticky fellows:

Five Little Gingerbread Men
Five little gingerbread men in a row (Hold up five fingers, waving back & forth)
__________ wants to eat one!
No, no, no! (shake finger at________ puppet))
But they look so sweet from head to toe (touch head then toes)

Crunch, munch...uh oh! (slap thighs on crunch, clap hands on munch, then puppet eats a gingerbread man right off the flannel board!!)

Flannel Friday's Roundup is being hosted by Kate this week.  You can also find tons of ideas at Flannel Friday's Pinterest Pages, the Flannel Friday Blog, and Flannel Friday's Facebook page.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Little Worm

I picked up some leaf dies this past week, and thought I'd put them to good use by making another variation of Little Mouse.  You can see the rest of them here.

I'm not selling these, but you can find lots of my other sets at my Etsy shop!

So, the rhyme goes like this:

Little Worm, Little Worm
Playing Hide and Seek...
Are you behind the dark brown leaf?
Let's take a peek!

All the instructions and explanation of this game are in the link above--enjoy!

Shawn is hosting the roundup this week. For more FF fun and information, please visit the blogFacebook page, or Pinterest page.  And share these links with your co-librarians or co-teachers. The more we share, the better!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Old MacDonald, Part Three!

What is her obsession with Old MacDonald, you might be asking yourself.  I'm sort of asking myself the same thing!  This set isn't that different than my second set,  This one, though, is just right for Toddlers!  None of the pieces are small enough to be considered choking hazards, so this set is perfect for the little ones to use independently if they are so inclined. 

I'm selling these cuties at my Etsy shop--come check it out!

As you can see, these pieces are pretty darn huge, so this is a great set to use with a large crowd where visibility might be an issue.  And of course you're not limited to just singing Old MacDonald with these pieces.  Adapt songs like The Wheels on the Bus (The Chicken on the Farm goes cluck, cluck, cluck...)  Make up stories using all or some of the animals...  Play rhyming games (I'm thinking of an animal, and her name rhymes with that thing we wear outside in cold weather...)

Here are some farm themed books that might work well for you, too:

Clip Clop by Nicola Smee
Hurry, Hurry by Eve Bunting
How Kind  and I Kissed the Baby by Mary Murphy
Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Jane Cabrera
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
Mrs. Wishy Washy by Joy Cowley
Spots, Feathers and Curly Tails by Nancy Tafuri
Rosie’s Walk by Pat Hutchins

Bridget is hosting the roundup this week.  You can also find tons of ideas at Flannel Friday's Pinterest Pages, the Flannel Friday Blog, and Flannel Friday's Facebook page.