Flannel Friday: Bakery Shop Math Makeover

Back with another early math makeover of an old favorite flannel! Have you heard Down Around the Corner at the Bakery Shop? It goes a little something like this: Down Around the Corner Down around the corner at the bakery shop Were five little cookies with sprinkles on top. Along came someone with a nickel… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Bakery Shop Math Makeover

Flannel Friday: Popcorn Kernels Math Makeover

I copied this awesome flannel from Mel's Desk a few years ago and it has been a staple in my storytimes ever since! It's a super fun flannel as is, but when a patron recently dropped off a tin of holiday popcorn, I just knew I had to add some more flavors. I cooked up… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Popcorn Kernels Math Makeover

Flannel Friday: Boom! Boom! Boom! Flannel Story

Hello everyone and Happy Picture Book Month! I wanted to share a wonderful book that just begs to be flannelized. Here's my flannelized take on Boom! Boom! Boom! by Jamie A. Swenson: The text is pretty great as is, but for flannel storytelling I adapt it by adding a little more repetition and opportunities for audience… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Boom! Boom! Boom! Flannel Story

Flannel Friday: One Very Big Bear

Today I'm excited to share One Very Big Bear by Alice Briere-Haquet. I've been meaning to flannelize this picture book for a LONG time, but Flannel Friday's Picture Book Celebration this November encouraged me to get crafting and finally do it! Bear thinks he's the biggest thing around, but a succession of smaller animals soon set him… Continue reading Flannel Friday: One Very Big Bear

Storytime Spotlight: Lost and Found

I'm prepping a Lost and Found storytime for 2020 and realized I never blogged about it in 2018! This is one of my all-time favorite storytime themes. Many young children experience separation anxiety and this theme gives us a safe space to explore those feelings. Also, who hasn't felt the anguish of losing a beloved… Continue reading Storytime Spotlight: Lost and Found

Flannel Friday: Party Hat Hiding Game

Breaking my month-long blogging hiatus with a fun Flannel Friday post today! Last month I gave one of my favorite hat flannels a little makeover by adding a bunch of patterned party hats! I hid farm animal friends underneath. First we explored some math talk opportunities, such as... How are these hats the same? How… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Party Hat Hiding Game

Flannel Friday: Crunchy Carrots

Happy Flannel Friday! Today I'm sharing one of our storytime favorite flannels from this year: crunchy carrots! Crunchy Carrots Six crunchy carrots growing in the ground, Along came a bunny without a sound! (whisper) She pulled on a top as hard as she could, Out came a carrot! Mmm, it was good! (rub belly) Repeat… Continue reading Flannel Friday: Crunchy Carrots