Thursday, August 16, 2012

Flannel Friday: Gingerbread Man

I used the stick puppet template from MakingLearningFun to do this flannel board. I printed off the outlines and then enlarged them on the photocopier to 125% so they would be the size I wanted. I used felt and then puff paint to add the outlines and detail. I am going to use this flannel board for a cookie storytime with the toddlers later in the year.

To "read" the story to the group, I enlarged the sequencing cards from Daycare Resource Connection, printed them on cardstock and laminated them. I will use both the sequencing cards and the felt figures to tell the story to the group.

I want to make a gingerbread man
to keep me company.
"Run, run, run fast as you can.
You can't catch me!
I'm the gingerbread man!"
"You look very good to eat!"

"Run as fast as you can little pig.
You can't catch me!
I'm the gingerbread man!"
"I'm so hungry after working in the field.
I want to eat that gingerbread man!"
"You may be fast Mr. Horse, but I'm
faster. You can't catch me! I'm the
gingerbread man!"
"I just found out that cows love cookies.
You look like a good one to try."

"Climb on my back and I will carry
you across the river. I hate cookies
and would never even try a crumb."

"Oh, no! I shouldn't have
trusted the sly fox."


  1. I really like your idea of sequencing cards. It makes the story more accessible!

    1. Especially for toddlers because you can shorten or lengthen the story to their attention span. Thanks!

  2. Love the idea of sequencing cards! It's clear that you put a lot of thought and effort into these flannel pieces. They turned out wonderfully!

  3. Gorgeous pieces! I still am so intimidated by the paint that I will just have to admire your pieces ~ I am not confident enough to do that much paint work yet. :o{

    Thanks for sharing this week! I also love the sequencing cards!

    Enjoy your weekend,
    ~ K ~

    1. You should check out Miss Mary's tips on puff painting. I was hesitant to use so much puff paint until I read her blog post about what she does

  4. Beautiful work! I love the detailing!

  5. These are so pretty! Nicely done!