Friday, March 10, 2017

Flannel Friday: The Mouse and the Cupcake

I am celebrating Flannel Friday's birthday one week late with a flannelized version of Little Mouse and the Big Cupcake by Thomas Taylor. I decided to use puppets with the cupcake instead of making felt animals. The kids love it when the puppets actually eat stuff!
Mouse finds a giant cupcake, but it is too big for him carry home.
Various animals enter the scene. Mouse asks for their help, but the cupcake
is too big for any of them to carry. None of them can resist asking for a bite,
and mouse shares with them all.

First to go is the cherry, followed by the blue icing and pretty pink piping. 
A group of animals comes along and gobbles up all that appears to remain.

A closer look reveals there is one piece left,
and it's the perfect size for mouse!

Kate at Felt Board Magic is hosting the roundup this week. Happy storytiming!

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Flannel Friday: The Cat's Hat

I put this out in our community flannelboard collection this month--patterning practice with Cat in the Hat. I included an "Invitation to Play" with tips for parents on how to work on this skill with their kids.

When our storytime room is not being used for storytime, we bring out the toys and leave the room open for play. I love to see what the kids do with the variety of flannelboard pieces we leave out.

Wendy at Flannel Board Fun is hosting the roundup this week. Check out Flannel Friday on Pinterest, and find all things Flannel Friday on the blog.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

This Week at Preschool Storytime: Add It Up-Math Stories

There are so many possibilities for this theme!

Read: Ten in a Sled by Kim Norman (a singable book)
Sing: If You're Happy and You Know It
Talk: Mouse Count Flannelboard Story (based on the book by Ellen Stoll Walsh)
Read: My Bus by Byron Barton (simple enough for toddlers, but preschoolers love it too)
Sing: Chubby Little Snowman
Talk: Dog Bone Flannelboard Story
Read: Noisy Counting Book by Susan Schade (I love books the kids can "read" with me)
Sing: ABC’s
Play: Drawnimal App--N is for Narwhal
Play: LetterSchool App--write the letter N
Play: Endless ABC App--Naughty
Play and Sing: Jumping and Counting Song by Jim Gill (Irrational Anthem)

Craft: Pipe cleaner counters

More books: Swallow the Leader by Danna Smith (I can't wait to use this new book!)

More flannels: Lonely Bus Driver

Happy Storytiming!