Thursday, May 19, 2016

Flannel Friday - All Around the Swamp

Hello everyone! As some of you know, I started working in a new library near Denver, CO. It's been a big change, but I am LOVING it so far. Especially since it brings me closer to our Flannel Friday founder, Melissa from Mel's Desk, and Mary from Miss Mary Liberry!

I can't quite call this my own submission. Like all great artists, I steal borrow from those around me. In this case, everything is entirely Melissa's, I just repurposed it. I needed ideas for a dinosaur storytime, and low and behold, she had already done most of the legwork! There was even a flannel already created that I stole borrowed for this. That's right, it's literally her actual flannel that she made for her storytimes. Sharing an office wall with her is awesome.




All Around the Swamp
Sung to: "The Wheels on the Bus"
Pteranodon’s wings went flap, flap, flap
Flap, flap, flap,
Flap, flap, flap,
Pteranodon’s wings went flap, flap, flap
All around the swamp.
Triceratop’s horns went poke, poke, poke…
Apatosaurus’ mouth went munch, munch, munch…

My additions:
Tyrannosaurus goes roar, roar, roar
Stegosaurus goes stomp, stomp, stomp

--Melissa from Mel's Desk

Here's the link to the dinosaur template and you can find the link to Melissa's dinosaur storytime in the credit above.

Emily from Literary Hoots is hosting the roundup today. Don't forget to check her blog later to see all of the submissions from this week.

***Remember: you can also find Flannel Friday on Facebook, Pinterest, and at our Flannel Friday Blog. If you're new to Flannel Friday, don't forget to add your name and location to our Where Is Flannel Friday map.***

Friday, March 4, 2016

Happy Birthday, Flannel Friday!

School Visit: Dr. Seuss' Birthday

Happy fifth birthday to Flannel Friday! I thank my lucky stars every day that I found such a welcoming group of people who are just as enthusiastic about working with children as I am. Thank you all for continuing to make Flannel Friday a fun and engaging space!

This week, we had a special daycare group visit us to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. Instead of reading books by the Dr. himself, I chose to read past winners of the Geisel Award.


Books: You Are (Not) Small by Anna Kang and The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli

Songs / Rhymes: Welcome to the Library”, “Hello, How Are You?”, “Bread and Butter”, “Open, Shut Them”, “Zoom, Zoom, Zoom”, “The Banana Song”, and “I Wiggle My Fingers”.

Songs/Rhymes

Bread and Butter
Bread and butter
Marmalade and jam
Let's say hello as high as we can
(whisper: hello)
Repeat with:
...low as we can
...fast as we can
...slow as we can
...loud as we can
...quiet as we can

Zoom, Zoom, Zoom
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We're going to the moon.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We're going to the moon.
If you want to take a trip
climb aboard my rocket ship.
Zoom, zoom, zoom
We're going to the moon.
In 5, 4, 3, 2, 1: Blast off!
--Jbrary 

I am hosting this week's Flannel Friday Birthday Celebration Bonanza, so check back to see what everyone else has shared this week. Also, feel free to stop by our Facebook page and tell us how you found Flannel Friday and how long you've been a part of our group.
 
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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Happy Fifth Birthday, Flannel Friday!


It's Flannel Friday's Fifth birthday!!! This week we'll be featuring new and old party themed submissions.

Our founder, Melissa from Mel's Desk, shares her birthday set, complete with hats, candles, cupcakes, and presents! 

Kathryn from Fun with Friends at Storytime has some birthday presents for us to unwrap, along with lots of fun birthday activities and books.

Wendy has an exciting line up for us this week: Little Gorilla, Cupcakes, More Cupcakes, and PRESENTS!

Stop! Go! Wait, what?! Laura from Literacious is up to one crazy party game with her story about The Crazy Traffic Light.

Jaime has a felt version of the classic picture book, Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch at Miss Jaime's Library Journeys.

Jane shares with us how she found Flannel Friday and her secret, no-bake cupcake recipe (spoiler alert: they're made out of felt).

Lastly, I'm sharing my twist on the Dr. Seuss' Birthday storytime. Disclaimer: no Dr. Seuss books were read during the performing of this storytime.

Thank you so much for celebrating with us! I started this blog in order to participate in Flannel Friday, and I can't even tell you how many ways it's changed my life. I've become a better librarian, I've met so many people, and I've had so many new experiences. Here's to many more years of flanneling on Fridays!

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Flannel Friday Roundup - January 8, 2016

It's the first roundup of 2016! I hope everyone had a great December and is ready for what the new year will bring.

First up, it's Lauren with Dinosaur, Dinosaur, a redo of the classic "Little Mouse". What door is he behind? Can you guess? ROAR!!!

Wendy has made a great number of awesome flannels to start the year off with a bang! 
Cowboy needs help getting dressed! Can you come to his rescue? Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons are back to help us count down to our belly buttons. Are you hungry for some pie? You will be after you see this delicious rendition of "Little Mouse". Lastly, make some veggie soup for these cold winter days.

Thank you for ringing in the new year right with Flannel Friday!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Flannel Friday - A Felt Advent Calendar

Can you believe that this is the last Flannel Friday of the year?! Neither can I!

This project is something that I made for my daughter, actually. It's not perfect, but it's been fun planning it out. She's a very active toddler, so I gave her a Christmas tree of her own to play with. 

I bought a large sheet of green felt and used 3M strips to tape it on her door. I used washi tape for the outline of the tree and base (though I did have to go back and glue the washi tape down because it wasn't sticky enough to stay on the tree). The ornaments are shapes I traced from her shape sorter set and the numbers are glitter glue. I've been giving her one ornament a day. Though they're not pictured on the tree, the last five days will be yellow stars. And as you can see she has already lost poor day ten, a green triangle to match days eight and nine, which all together make a Christmas tree of their own.


Mary from Miss Mary Liberry is hosting the roundup this week.

***Remember: you can also find Flannel Friday on Facebook, Pinterest, and at our Flannel Friday Blog. If you're new to Flannel Friday, don't forget to add your name and location to our Where Is Flannel Friday map.***

Happy Holidays, Everyone! See you all again in the new year!