Welcome to Flannel Friday! I'm a first-time host and longtime participant and enthusiast. Using alternative storytelling is a great way to build narrative skills with children. Play with these ideas at work or home!
Soft and Fuzzy
"All You Need for a Snowman" by Alice Schertle adapted by Miss Tara from Storytime with Miss Tara and Friends. Look for the surprise prop that delighted the children.
"Cupcake" by Charise Mericle Harper adapted by Miss Meghan from Busy Crafting Mommy. Yum, a storytime all about baking.
"Feelings" by Kristen Balouch adapted by Sarah from Read Rabbit Read. If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!
"My Mother's Got Me Bundled Up" by Jack Prelutsky adapted by Andrea from Librarian VS Storytime. A wonderful way to visualize poetry. Don't miss the long-johns!
I've Got Five Fingers
"Five Little Unicorns" Unicorn finger puppet from Lisa at Libraryland. I agree, Lisa, who doesn't need a unicorn or five?
Fun and Games
"Baby Penguin" Seek-and-find game by Linda from Notes from the Story Room. Why not add number recognition to the classic story board game of hide-and-seek?
"Where's the Duck?" Seek-and-find game by Bridget from What is Bridget Reading? Bob Ross would be jealous of these happy, little trees.
I'll Show You Mine, If...
"My House" Draw-and-Tell rhyme from Anne at So Tommorow. Lovely rhyme and pattern with movement options to get those wiggles out.
"Pete the Cat and the Santa Hat" from Library Quine at Loons and Quines @ Librarytime. Pete has a new hat! Hmmm, do I sense a craft idea?
"Picture Frame Flannelboard" by Andrea from Rovingfiddlehead Kitlit. Possibly the perfect Christmas gift! It's portable, educational and quiet.
And that's the last Flannel Friday for 2012! Do you want to know more about this FF craze? Check out the blog, pinterest and Facebook pages. Can't wait for more flannel or storytelling ideas? Visit the FF contributors during the holidays.