Thursday, 9 February 2012

Flannel Friday Roundup for 10th Feb 2012

Welcome to this week's Flannel Friday Roundup!

I hope you like the various animals inspired by My Heart is Like a Zoo, by Michael Hall.  The theme of our family storytime was Hearts and Flowers, and Lions too!  We all had a great time! 

There is a fantastic round up for you this week. Apologies if my comments are sparse, but my admiration for all the contributions is as great as ever!

So ... here we go!

First off we have our Flannel Friday Newbie of the Week - Erin of LibrErin.
Erin says that although this is her first post, she has been a longtime stalker (her words)!
Erin hosts her own birthday party storytime with Happy Birthday to Me. She shows us three flannels; a flannel activity Where is the Little Balloon, a flannel song with 10 balloons, and a custom made felt glove for 5 Little Candles.
Happy Birthday Erin and welcome!

Next we have a non flannel, but an important post just the same. Mel of Mel's Desk has updated her Storytime Resource Page. Make sure to bookmark it, because you'll be returning there again and again!
Katie at Storytime Secrets shows us a quick and easy way of making shadows to use along with her Shadow Guessing Game flannel board.

Katie at Recipe for Reading shares a cute action rhyme and a flannel board about Five Little Raindrops

Andrea at Rovingfiddlehead “Ingenious” Kidlit demonstrates to us how to make a light box in her Tracing Light Box Tutorial to help us all with our Flannel Friday creations.

Sarah at Read it Again retells the story My Froggy Valentine with flippable flannels and a toadstool twist!

Angela at Valley Storytime introduces us to a flannel musical to ‘Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?’ with her 3 Pigs.

Lissa at Tickle the Clouds shows us her 5 Little Nails flannel rhyme.
Mary at Miss Mary Liberry relates the flannel rhyme 5 Little Caterpillars/5 Little Butterflies and not one more with fun flannel pieces.

Katie at Storytime Katie shows us her Band-Aid flannel activity. Poor Applesauce, I hope he’s all better now!

Mollie Kay at What Happens in Storytime … brings us a Full of Heart post inspired by Flannel Friday with 2 flannel board activities; a game with the Little Red Valentine rhyme and a song with Who has a Red Heart.
Sharon at Rain Makes Applesauce relates the story of My Red Umbrella by Robert Bright in her flannel post this week following an interesting discussion at the Flannel Friday Facebook Group.

Linda at Notes From the Storyroom admits to not making flannel boards from flannel (ever) but nevertheless brings us two Valentine’s rhymes with great looking pieces; Four Candy Hearts and Six Little Valentines in her From Felt to Prop post.
Anna at Future Librarian Superhero introduces us to a story book flannel combo technique in the telling of the story of Cupcake: a Journey to special by Charise Harper.

Bridget at What is Bridget Reading? brings us a felt set to use with the nursery rhyme Hey, Diddle, Diddle
A Bad case of Books translates Eric Carle’s illustrations into felt for Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see?

Nikarella of Narrating Tales of Preschool Storytime creates a flannel set to tell the story of Mama loves You by Caroline Stutson.

Shawn of Read, Rhyme, Sing shows us two variations on the story of My Red Umbrella; one with a real umbrella and how to make the umbrella in flannel using triangles, and then one with a mushroom which ingeniously grows and shrinks again in Things that grow in Spring

Lucy In the Children’s Room writes an ORIGINAL color poem and devises her own unique flannel with her Rainbow Poem.

Kay of Storytime ABCs makes a set of hearts in both flannel and fun foam for the rhyme Valentine Race, but which also ties in with the book My Heart is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall.

Cate of Storytiming reminds of a now out of print book, Mrs Wishy-Washy with her set of flannels for this muddy tale.

And here's one that (almost) flew away ...
Kari of My Storytime Life uses Judy Sierra's felt collage technique with a variation on Two Little Dickie Birds with her Fly Away Birds! poem.

If I've omitted your post, or anything is inaccurate or not working, please comment below.


  1. Hi LQ! I don't have a Flannel Friday, but I did update my Storytime Resource page & I'd love it if you could mention that in the round up. The post will be at in the morning! Thank you!

  2. Those lions are adorable! What a neat craft.

  3. Library Quine, thank you for wrangling the posts this week in the roundup. It is a HUGE job! And you are doing fantastic with it!

    I absolutely ADORE your storytime friends' lions! <3 Soooo stinking CUTE!

  4. Love your lion craft! Wow, what a roundup this week! Good job, that is a lot of work to pull it all together

  5. Thanks for the comments. We had 21 posts this week - how does that stack up againast our record?

  6. Whew! What a week! Great job with the roundup, LQ!

  7. So many! And to do it six hours ahead is quite a feat! You're such a great contribution to this group, LQ!

    1. I totally agree with Sharon! You are an awesome part of this wonderful group, LQ! You have made me feel so welcome and I count myself lucky to call you "my friend". <3

  8. Thanks for your positive comments. As ever it was a lot of fun, even if I did lose all my updates at one point! I did omit one, which I've since added, sorry Kara!

  9. Great Flannel Friday this week!

    1. Thanks, we finished up with 22 posts!
      This week's round up (17/Feb/2012)will be hosted by Katie of Story Time Secrets
      If you are participating remember to Tweet your link with #FlannelFriday and @sharingsoda.

  10. Those zoo hearts are ADORABLE! I'll have to remember that for next year.


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