Bird Shapes Flannel

IMG_3307I took my daughter to storytime in another library system the other day and the children’s librarian did the cutest flannel, which I just had to recreate. So thanks FCPL!

You are basically telling a story about differently shaped birds: triangle, square, rectangle, circle and oval. And each birdy is trying to find their perfect nest. So they test out different bird houses until they find the right one. You can get the kids to tell you if the shape fit and you can also work in some shape and color identification too.

I used googly eyes for my birds to make them a little more fun. Each bird house has a black shape the same size and shape as the bird whose home it is, so it fits like a puzzle piece.

I can’t wait to use this one for a shaped themed storytime!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Out of Shapes – Flannel Board

Every once in a while I come across a book that I just have to make a flannel board for and Out of Shapes by Ashley G. is one of them.

Such an easy one to do too. Just make a bunch of different sized shapes. If you want to follow the book keep the colors the same… yellow circles, blue squares, red triangles and orange rectangles.

Here are my versions of the first four pages of the book:

 

I think this one will work best if you have all your shapes out around the edges of the flannel board and you put them together as you go. This way you can show how a house can turn into a rocket, a rocket into a robot, etc.

Not sure when I will use this one, but it is now part of my repertoire!

That’s all for now!

-M-

Six Little Valentines

Hi Guys,

With Valentines Day coming up, I was looking for a good flannel board. A colleague of mine recommended “Six Little Valentines.” There are versions of this rhyme posted all over the place, but here is the one my colleague sent.

Six Little Valentines 

6 little Valentines were sent to my house,
The first one said, “I love you, From Mouse.” (Red) 

5 little Valentines in my mailbox,
The second one said, “Be mine, Love Fox.”  (Orange) 

4 little Valentines full of love,
The third one said, “You are sweet, From Dove.” (Pink) 

3 little Valentines just for me,
The fourth one said, “Be my honey, Love Bee.”  (Yellow) 

2 little Valentine’s mailed with care,
The fifth one said, “Here’s a hug, From Bear.” (Purple) 

The last little Valentine, from my friend Jay,
This one said, “Happy Valentine’s Day!”  (Blue) 

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I made my envelopes by cutting out rectangles, triangles for the fold and a heart as my seal.

My animals, I just printed, laminated and then tacky glued some felt on the backside of the image.

Super easy! Although, I really have to press my envelopes over top of the animals to get them to stick, but it worked so I’m happy.

That’s all for now!

-M-

Bundle Up by Jennifer Sattler

 

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Hi Guys,

So I could not resist creating a flannel board of this cute new board book by Jennifer Sattler. Bundle Up just longed to be a flannel board! It’s perfect too because it is all about a hippo getting bundled up for the cold weather.

I could have drawn each of the pieces on the felt itself but I decided to put them on paper first, so feel free to use these as a template…

 

From there it was just a matter of getting my colors straight. And voila!

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If you read the book, you will notice that our lovely hippo steals the carrot off a snowman at the end. I didn’t feel like I needed a snowman for my flannel board but any generic snowman (without a nose) would work if you wanted to include it.

This is going to be a fun one, especially for the little guys and will go great for any snow, getting dressed or bundled up storytime theme.

That’s all for now!

-M-

Five Little Fishes

Hi Guys,

A very easy flannel to go with my upcoming ocean themed storytime. At first, I was going with realistic fish and then I just had fun with the colors and the look of the fish.

Five Little Fishes:

5 little fishes swimming in the sea.

First one said, “Come swim with me!”

Second one said, “This sea is deep.”

Third one said, “I want to sleep.”

Fourth one said, “Let’s dive and float.”

Fifth one said, “I see a boat!”

The fishing boat comes.

The line goes splash.

And away those 5 little fishes dash.

That’s all for now!

-M-