Thursday, August 18, 2011

Flannel Friday: Bruno's Hammer

I am putting together a tool storytime to use this year for my toddler groups. So, I had our volunteer make Bruno's Hammer from rovingfiddlehead kidlit. Thanks so much for sharing this great visual. Here is the pdf of clipart I put together for our volunteer to use as a template.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Flannel Friday: Bouncin' Up & Down in My Little Red Wagon

I love this song at home with my son and in storytime. So, I decided I should have a flannelboard with wagons of different colors. I haven't used it yet, but I will ask the toddlers to tell me what color the wagon is and then we will sing the song for each color. I give the option for the kids to jump up and down or to bounce in a caregiver's lap. They love the option for movement or being close to their caregiver.

Here is the pdf for the wagon.

Bouncin’ up and down in my little red wagon.
Bouncin’ up and down in my little red wagon.
Bouncin’ up and down in my little red wagon.
Won’t you be my friend? (lift child in air)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Flannel Friday: Build a Snowman, 1, 2, 3! by Megan E. Bryant

I made this board book into a flannel board visual to storytell it in my toddler storytimes this winter. It wasn't too hard to put together. I just found clipart I liked to use as a template for some of the snowman parts and went from there.

Book Cover
Build a Snowman, 1, 2, 3! by Megan E. Bryant

Max and Ella woke up one morning to a winter white world.  They decided to build a snowman.
First they needed one carrot for the nose. Then they found two branches outside for arms. Then they rolled three balls of snow- one big, one medium, one small- for the body. The four holly leaves made the snowman look fancy.

There was still some things missing. They decided to put five buttons on him to make the snowman look dressed up. Then they put a special hat on top with six feathers.

The snowman was almost done, but Ella decides to give him her scarf with seven stripes in seven different colors. Max used eight pebbles to give the snowman a happy face and Ella gave him a heart made out of nine red winterberries.

It still looked like there was something missing. Suddenly birds flew down from the sky and landed on the snowman (this is where the toddlers each bring up a bird to put on the snowman). Finally the snowman was done and Max and Ella did their best. Let's count the birds to see how many landed on the snowman.