Friday, 15 March 2013

Flannel Friday - Happy Birthday

Just in case you hadn't heard, Flannel Friday is 2 years old this week!
There’s a HUGE celebration of storytime ideas over on Mel’s blog (part 1 AND part 2). There is also, a very special unveiling of the map of Flannel Friday fans on Amy’s blog.
Now, UK readers: I’ve had around 75000 hits on this blog since I started it and over 9000 of them have been from the UK.  Where are you on the map? If you’ve clicked through to other Flannel Friday-er’s blogs, visited our round-ups, or accessed Flannel Friday from any other route, PLEASE let’s see it – add yourselves to the map (it’s simple to do, and you don’t have to reveal your exact location).

To celebrate the anniversary I've prepared a birthday song and flannel set to use when one our rhymetime-ers has a birthday. Our groups are small enough that it doesn’t happen every week.
The rhyme is adapted from one that I came across on posted by Leslie and Amy.

Someone's Birthday

(to tune of Frere Jacques)

Someone's birthday, someone's birthday,
Is today, is today.
Someone specials's birthday,
And it's [Flannel Friday]!
Hip hooray, hip hooray!

Let's prepare, let's prepare,
A birthday cake, a birthday cake.
Let's add a candle,
One for each year.
Hip hooray, hip hooray!

[add candles to cake]

1 candle,
2 candles, yay!

You can see all the other Flannel Friday Roundup submissions for this week on Melissa's blog Mel's Desk. Don't forget to visit the unveiling of our Flannel Friday anniversary map over on Amy's blog Catch the Possibilities too.  

If you want to know more:

Find out about Flannel Friday on the dedicated website. Features include past roundups, host schedule and how to participate.

Scan images and links to Flannel Friday posts on Pinterest.

Search for flannels and storytime ideas at Mel's Desk.

Discuss storytimes and flannel boards on the Flannel Friday Facebook Page.


  1. Beautiful cake! Fun song. Thanks for sharing. I'm adding this to my birthday theme folder. And it's gonna be the new family birthday song! LOL!

  2. Thanks Kathryn, if I have time next week I'll post a template. however, it's very easily made from the open source clip art

  3. This is another great felt story! I've been wanting to do something like this with my little preschoolers. They will love it! As always, thank you so much for sharing. We did the letter S last week and we did 5 LITTLE MEN IN A FLYING SAUCER, one of the children's all time favorites. Thanks again, I am always so happy find Loons and Quines in my mailbox.

    Lissa R
    Lake Elsinore, CA

  4. Thanks Lissa, 5 Little Men is one of our storytime favourites too.


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