Thursday, 7 June 2012

Flannel Friday: Get in Shape!

Our Sumner Reading Programme for 2012 has the theme MARATHON READS in recognition of the Olympic Games to be held in London this Summer. The SRP doesn't launch until later this month (school finishes at the end of June).

I'm making an activity ahead of time for one of our Family Storytimes with the theme GET IN SHAPE! using the books; My Heart Is Like A Zoo, Perfect Square and Robot, Zombie, Frankenstein!

I made flannel/felt pieces for the main characters from the book Robot, Zombie, Frankenstein! by Annette Simon from the Bot Builder patterns (pages 10 & 11) in the Fun Kit provided by the book's publisher.

All the pieces, with the exception of the green robot's necklace, are separate. I plan to get the children to bring  pieces up to the front to 'build' the robots while we discuss shapes and colours.


In the craft session later, they'll get the chance to make collage robots of their own from pre-cut paper shapes.

I'm liking the trailer, and hope our mixed-aged group will enjoy the story and craft activity.




Oh, didn't I say? The book hasn't arrived yet, so this will be my first time of making a flannel storytime extension activity WITHOUT having first read the book. It could all go pear-shaped, so wish me luck!

Update: Since publication of this post this flannel activity has been mentioned on author's website on both her news and Robot, Zombie, Frankenstein activity pages - Thank you Annette Simon!




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8 comments:

  1. I love this! Your robots are adorable!

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    1. Thanks, it was fun to make something so bright! I like your rockets - space is one of my favourite storytime themes.

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  2. Your robots are perfect! I can't wait to hear more about the book. When does it come out?

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    1. The book is out already, some of the other ff-ers have reviewed it on Goodreads (not 5 stars, but it thought it would appeal to the older kids in our family storytimes).My copy is just taking a long time to arrive.

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  3. The robots are great...very retro. Love the look. ~ jane

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    1. Glad that you like the robots Jane. I can't take any credit for the design though, only for the cutting out.

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  4. Love the flannel robots--thank you! I hope you enjoy the book as much as I've enjoyed seeing these.
    -Annette

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    1. Thanks Annette - It's great to get a comment from the author and illustrator herself! However, I'm beginning to wonder if the copy of the book I ordered is going to turn up (it's taking sooo long). I may have to find another source.

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