Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Five Brave Firefighers

In honor of Flannel Friday's fifth anniversary, 
I decided to share Five Little Firefighters :)  Happy Birthday Flannel Friday!! 

Oh, I cannot wait to share this one with my current Three-Morning-Three classroom!  One little fellow in particular will be SO excited.  Though we will be taking a trip to the local firehouse in May, I won't be waiting that long to share this set...
My firefighters and truck are based on a google or Etsy search, but now I can't find the exact set I used...  The original females were wearing skirts, but come on!   How impractical!  I gave them pants instead.


And a rhyme to go along with these brave community helpers:

Five little firefighters standing in a row, 
1 2 3 4 5 they go. 
Jump on the engine with a SHOUT, 
As quick as a wink the fire is out. 

Four little firefighters standing in a row, 
1 2 3 4 shh they go. 
Jump on the engine with a Shout 
As quick as a wink the fire is out. 

Three little firefighters standing in a row, 
1 2 3 shh shh they go. 
Jump on the engine with a Shout 
As quick as a wink the fire is out. 

Two little firefighters standing in a row, 
1 2 shh shh shh they go. 
Jump on the engine with a Shout 
As quick as a wink the fire is out. 

One little firefighters standing in a row, 
1 shh shh shh shh she goes.
 
Jump on the engine with a Shout
 
As quick as a wink the fire is out.

I'll add a hose to my set for that one...  And I might paint the numbers 1-5 on their hats as well.

Here's a link to a bunch more.



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Friday, February 24, 2017

Flannel Friday Guest Post: The Mitten Song and Little Green Peas

Here's a guest post from Dana, who has a lovely mitten set and song (to the tune of Frere Jacques).  In addition to a song card for her set, she printed and laminated a song card for each family member, so they had not excuse not to sing along!  Dana puts one of each pair on the board, hands out the matching mittens to her group, and thus begins the fun...



She's also made several pieces to accompany Keith Baker's Little Green Peas, which have proven quite useful in getting more participation from her more introverted story time participants!


Thanks for sharing, Dana!

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Flannel Friday Roundup 2/24

Woo hoo!  It's time for Flannel Friday! 

Here's this week's Roundup...

First up is Laura at One for the Books.  She shares a great Hide and Seek Mystery Box set, as well as a Wall-Sized Tretris game!!  (Hey--my favorite preschool game and my favorite 1980's study hall game!)

Mariah at ReadThemStories.com has such a fun new take on Way Up High in the Apple Tree.  I have to borrow this idea!

Star Trek fans unite, and head over to check out Keith's The Grand Old Captain Kirk.  You will not be disappointed.

But wait, there's more!  Amy at OneLittleLibrarian shares a sweet Hello Winter set and song (with a linky to the tune) that is perfect for winter--but easily adaptable to all seasons.

Jessica at StorytimeintheStacks has a collaborative Let's Build a Neighborhood set that is right up my alley (ha!)--and she includes a link to a template!!

We've also got a guest post from Karen in the Santa Clara library system.  She shared a beautiful set based on the book Jack's Garden.

And here's a second guest post, this one from Dana!  (Yay for non-bloggers getting on the Flannel Friday train!)  Dana shares Mittens and Green Peas!

Heather shares a totally adorable set of books and book worm, which can be used as a variation of Little Mouse, and also as a smart little library-themed take on Down Around the Corner.  She also shares a wonderful superhero set, with lots of rhymes and songs to go along with it!

Shawn at Read, Rhyme and Sing shares such a fun and simple Cat in the Hat set for children to use independently--and also a shot of her library's flannelboard after children have had their way with it :)

And finally, I've made a new set for one of my favorite songs, Over in the Meadow.
Thank you to everyone 
for your contributions this week! 

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Over in the Meadow

Finally!  I have been trying to make a new Over in the Meadow felt set for at least a year.  I think I was overwhelmed with the number of pieces--I had planned to make the accompanying scenery like sand, tree, beehive, etc.  But when I gave myself permission to just do the animal babies and their moms, it all came together :)

My animals are based on google and Etsy clipart searches.  My eyeballs are cut using a Cuttlebug--no way can I make my circles that neat with a pair or scissors!




I love this song so much--I have four versions of the book in my classroom--not even including the Over in the Garden, Arctic, Jungle and Ocean versions!  



Here are links to my Over in the Meadow books:
Over in the Meadow  Absolutely love the cd that goes with this one!
Over in the Meadow  Why do Jane Cabrera books go out of print??
Over in the Meadow  Our copy of this is a Big Book
Over in the Meadow  This is nice for one-one-one, but the illustrations are not good for group story times

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Flannel Friday Guest Post: Jack's Garden

I'm thrilled to share this set from Karen, librarian extraordinaire! She made this beautiful set to go along with Jack's Garden by Henry Cole.


  This is one of several garden related boards she created for a story kit that the children's librarians pass around between buildings in her library system, Santa Clara County System.

I'm hosting Flannel Friday this week!  You can find the Roundup here.  For more FF fun and information, please visit the blogFacebook page, or Pinerest page! And share these links with your co-librarians or co-teachers. The more we share, the better!