Thursday, 14 June 2012

Flannel Friday: Colour Spinner

Inspired by Miss Mary Liberry's version, I made a spinner to use with my Little Mouse/Moose Flannel Game, or any colour based guessing game where you have more participants than colours.

Ten Colour Spinner

Once I started to think about it, I realised that there might be times when I'd only need a few colours, so I made it with interchangeable rings.


Colour Spinner - step-by-step

You can probably tell from the pictures, but I used the following:

  • 3 strong paper plates
  • cardboard (for the spinner arm)
  • paper fastener
  • small washer (to go between the arm and the plate)
  • felt/flannel scraps
  • PVA glue

I was a bit heavy-handed with the glue, and the ring with 4 colours distorted a bit when it dried. It'll be OK if stuck to the base plate, but it doesn't sit neatly on the base like the multi-coloured ring does and makes the whole concept of interchangeable rings somewhat redundant! Oh well!




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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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