Sunday, August 9, 2020

Dragons with tired wings :)

 Yay--new felt sets!  These dragons are friendly, although of course they can be fierce, too...  

Anyway, I have several rhymes and songs to go along with them.  Below is the first one in the lineup:  Five Dragons Up So High.  (It's a good one to re-enforce position words and simple math skills like counting and color naming :) )

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Sunday, August 2, 2020

Friends with Masks :)

Well, it's a different world we live in right now, so I thought I'd make a little set of friends and write a little song about masks.  Because we all need friends, and we all need masks, right?  Right.


You can see them putting on their masks and getting ready to go outside right here:


I have some other songs that go along with them, too, which I'll post soon!


Sunday, July 5, 2020

Screen Free Ideas!

Of course you love screen free activities--otherwise you wouldn't be here :)  I put together a short list of some of my favorite activities that are perfect for home, school, or a library setting.  The best thing?  You most likely have all the materials already on hand.

Click on the picture below to read all about these fun screen free activities:


Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sensory Table Basics

It just makes sense to have a sensory table in your classroom, home or library program.  They're too beneficial and fun to skip!  Click the picture below to read all about them :)


Sunday, June 21, 2020

Three Little Pigs Video

Ah, my cutie pies.  Pigs are one of my favorite animals.  I've written about them before here, but now I've put them on film :)

Here they are in all their cute glory:

And here they are on video:


Oink ;) 

Monday, June 15, 2020

Five Little Teddy Bears

I love this little counting rhyme! I've posted it before along with a Five in the Bed rhyme, but I only now got around to creating a video for it :)

My sweet little bears:

Starring in their new video:

Can't wait to come up with more videos and rhymes for these cute friends!

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Quack Quack Went the Little Yellow Duck!


Old ducky friends get a re-fresh!  Here are my Five Little Ducks used as a little visual aid in a new song.  Perfect little finger play or whole body movement song...

Loving those ducks?  Have some duck fans in your life?  
You might like this blog post on all sorts of ducky fun:



Monday, May 25, 2020

Screen Free Ideas

I posted recently on my website Resource Center about screen free activities that are easily implemented using stuff you've already got on hand.  Whether in the classroom or (stuck) at home, I'm sure there's something in here for you!

Click the image below to get all the fun screen free activities--art, outside fun, and more:


Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Three Green Frogs on a Log!

So we all know Three Green and Speckled Frogs.  It's a classic preschool song, and I love using it at circle time.  In fact, I've posted about it here. 

But I like to mix things up, so I'm using these froggies for a few new songs, to be posted here over the next several months.

Here's the first installment of my mini frog series :)

Three Green Frogs on a Log 

Here are the felt pieces I use:


...and here are the lyrics.  
(For the tune and a demo, click here or on the lyrics picture below :) )


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Friday, March 20, 2020

Central Park custom set


I had a custom order from a lovely organization that needed a Central Park themed felt set for their multi-age playroom.  

We came up with this set, using patterns from some of my already-existing sets.  

Everything is assembled already (wheels on vehicles, eyes on frogs, shells on turtles), and they're double sided to prevent the younger kids from wanting to tear things apart, LOL.  

I should say almost everything is assembled.  The fish aren't attached to the ponds, and the flowers are all separate pieces, ready to be planted by some little fingers :)  







Friday, November 8, 2019

Five Fat Turkeys--A Simpler Version :)

I love my old version of Five Fat Turkeys.  But I wanted to sell a set in my shop, and the turkeys in that set were blatantly copied from another Flannel Friday fan!  Plus, they were so layered and detailed that they would be a million dollars to buy.  Maybe a million and one.

After a few requests, I finally got my rear in gear and created a new, simpler set.  Similar cook, similar tree, new gobblers :)





The video of this set uses my old turkey friends:


                                   

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

5 Little Snowmen on a Sled--The Video!

Winter is coming!  Let's get out the sleds, build some snowmen, and do a little counting while we're at it...  You can see my post on this cute set right here, buy those cuties right here, and click below to watch the video!


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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Space Set Tweaks :)

Well, it seems that kids know a lot more than I do.

Actually, I've known that for ages ;)  But I recently had a request for a custom space set, with the actual planets rather than my cute but quite unrealistic ones.  I was happy to oblige, and I'm so excited about the results! (In fact, you can buy this set!)

Of course I had to make up some lyrics to include a few of those new planets in my favorite space song, Zoom, Zoom, Zoom, We're Going to the Moon!

We're leaving soon,
We're going to Neptune!
We're leaving soon,
We're going to Neptune!
If you want to take a trip,
Climb aboard my rocket ship.
We're leaving soon,
We're going to Neptune, in 5..4...3...2...1...blast off!

Okay, now let's go to Venus!  Can we take a train there?  NO!  Can we take a bus there?  NOOOO!  We have to take a rocket ship!  Let's go...

No train, no bus,
Let's rocket to Venus!
No train, no bus,
Let's rocket to Venus!
If you want to take a trip,
Climb aboard my rocket ship.
No train, no bus,
Let's rocket to Venus, in 5...4...3...2...1...blast off!

I'll come up with some more lyrics to go with some of the other planets, and I'll post a video soon!  In the meantime, in case you missed it, here's a video with my other (less planet focused!) space set:



Sunday, September 15, 2019

Space Song Video!

I had fun using my Space Quiet Set along with the song Zoom, Zoom, Zoom We're Going to the Moon!  (Thanks to JBrary for bringing this super fun song to my attention several years ago.  I've used it about a zillion times since then.)


Here's the set I used in this video:

And here's another post with more ideas on using this set!




Friday, September 13, 2019

Glue Sticks!

New post over on the FlannelBoardFun.com blog!  Click below to read all about glue in your art area...




Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Octopus Video!

Ah, the beloved Charlotte Diamond song!  I like to use my Ocean Creatures felt set with this one.  Here's a video example:



More Simple Art Tools for Fine Motor Fun!

In the continuing saga of fine motor art fun...  Click that cutie to read more!




Friday, September 6, 2019

Custom Felt Kids

I love these cuties!  A custom set for a great cause...

felt children on a gray circle background

I make custom sets!  Click the kids to visit my website :)



Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Ducks, ducks, ducks!

In my experience, preschool kids dig ducks.  And anytime a preschooler likes something, they’re bound to learn a lot as they play with that thing.  So let’s give them lots of duck stuff to do!  Preschool duck activities galore, right here for your viewing pleasure…

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