Friday, May 5, 2017

Flannel Friday: Little Birdie in the Tree

Sometimes, simple is just best. I wanted to have enough birds so all the kids could put a bird in the tree and sing to me. They love it! I don't remember where I found this song originally, but I have since seen several variations on the original folk song.

I start out by giving a bird to each child. I tell them to listen for their color and ask if they know what color they have (both are very important instructions we mustn't take for granted 😀). When I sing their color, they bring up their bird and sing a bird song.


Little Birdie in the Tree
(tune of: London Bridge)

Little red bird in the tree, 
In the tree, in the tree.
Little red bird in the tree, 
Sing me a song.

Repeat for the blue birds and red birds.

(I prefer using a limited number of colors instead of the whole rainbow.
It just seems to work better, especially with a larger group.)



I am hosting the Round-Up this week. Don't miss the impressive variety of ideas!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May 5, 2017 Flannel Friday Round-Up


I am so excited about the variety of ideas this week! I'm sure you will be as inspired as I am. Enjoy.

Mr. Keith at Felt-tastic Flannelboard Funtime shares two felt display ideas this week. First is the adorable  "May the Fourth Be With You" display "Kawaii Wars". Then check out this interactive "I Spy" display for the early childhood crowd. What a talent!

We also have two from Kate McKnight at Feltboard Magic! I love the idea of using two-sided felt pieces for a B-I-N-G-O variation! This one celebrates A-P-P-L-E-S. Kate also shares a colorful set of balloons for your next "Party" storytime.

April at Storytime Ukulele has a simple set of felt fruit to go with the song Picked an Apple. She shares the ukulele chords along with some other Oh My Darling, Clementine variations. I have GOT to get a ukulele! These are such great ideas.

Laura at One for the Books shares her Transportation wall feltboard set. She includes some lessons learned and great tips for future success. Thanks, Laura!

I have some sweet little birdies in a tree and a song to entice your little song birds.

This is what we have so far. There may be more, so come back to make sure you didn't miss anything!

Anne at So Tomorrow will be hosting the Round-Up next week.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Flannel Friday: The Mouse and the Cupcake

I am celebrating Flannel Friday's birthday one week late with a flannelized version of Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake by Thomas Taylor. I decided to use puppets with the cupcake instead of making felt animals. The kids love it when the puppets actually eat stuff!
Mouse finds a giant cupcake, but it is too big for him carry home.
Various animals enter the scene. Mouse asks for their help, but the cupcake
is too big for any of them to carry. None of them can resist asking for a bite,
and mouse shares with them all.


First to go is the cherry, followed by the blue icing and pretty pink piping. 
A group of animals comes along and gobbles up all that appears to remain.


A closer look reveals there is one piece left,
and it's the perfect size for mouse!


Kate at Felt Board Magic is hosting the roundup this week. Happy storytiming!

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