Happy Flannel Friday! I was going to submit today's entry on a later date, but I was too excited to share. I'll be using this for my Library themed storytime coming up in two weeks. It was fairly labor intensive, but fun, and I'm very proud of it!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
I traced the actual tree in the book using tissue paper, cut out the individual pieces, and then traced the pieces on the felt. The letters were cut out using a die cut machine (whoever invented the Ellison machine deserves a Nobel prize!).
I cut out both uppercase and lowercase letters. My plan is to tell the story and then give the preschoolers an uppercase letter and have them help their lowercase friends when they fall out of the tree.
As I was making this, children (and some parents) were coming up to my desk exclaiming, "Chicka Chicka! I love that book!" A circulation page and I were singing the song all day long!
Don't forget to check out the other Flannel Friday entries!Check Mel's Desk Flannel Friday page for updates or find us on Twitter using #FlannelFriday. This week is hosted by @ReadingChick at Rain Makes Applesauce. Entries from previous weeks are available at So Tomorrow's blog.