Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Flannel Friday Round-Up

Welcome to this week’s Flannel Friday Round-Up!  I am proud to host the contributions of all of these fabulous storytellers who inspire me on a weekly basis. 

Lisa at Libraryland came up with four different felt monsters to use as props for the song “We Will Stomp. 
Story Time Katie posted her “Ten Flashing Fireflies” based on the book by Philemon Sturges that she used in her Animals at Night story time. 

For her manners story time, Read,Sarah, Read put together a fun and colorful flannel set of “Bears on Chairs” by Shirley Parenteau. 
On her Story Time Secrets blog, Katie shared how she used her flannel board to guide her circle time through all the continents and their different cultures. 

The classic “BINGO” because “DINGO” during What’s Bridget Reading’s Australia story time this week.
In a double feature this week, Lucy shows us how to dress a colorful cowboy and give a horse an apple at In the Children’s Room. 
Kristine shares a folder version of Baa, Baa Black Sheep and the surprisingly logical way she knows what color is coming up next.  Kristine is a guest blogger at Rain Makes Applesauce. 
Ahoy, Matey!  Get ready for a swash bucklin’ good time as Kay shares her version of “Pirate Pete” on Story Time ABCs. 

It’s all about dinosaurs for the slightly older summertime groups at Monica’s Ram Sam Storytime.
Julie shares a flannel board game “Who Am I?” that has children to guess an animal based on the home in which it lives.  Julie is a guest blogger at Story Time ABCs. 

Mollie at What Happens in Storytime shows us her incredible felt artistry with her version of “Foxy” by Emma Todd. 
“Tip Tip Dig Dig” by Emma Garcia comes to life with the help of musical instruments representing the different machinery at Storytiming. 

Mary brings Jan Thomas’ adorable characters to life in a felt version of “What Will Fat Cat Sit On?” at Miss Mary Liberry. 
Linda drew a hedgehog while telling a story this week.  She show us how at Notes from the Story Room. 

That's it for this week!  Happy storytelling! 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Flannel Friday Submission

I am proud to host this week's Flannel Friday Round Up!  Being I am new to doing story times, Flannel Friday has been an inspiration to me and the support of the participants and their wonderful ideas make my story times amazing!  Please leave your submissions below! 

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Sunday, July 8, 2012


December 9, 2011

The holiday season is officially here and that means all things festive, even in nature class.  What a perfect time to learn about deer!

We enjoyed reading about all types of deer, reindeer and otherwise, and also enjoyed some festive songs and rhymes.

I used the flannel board to help tell this rhyme that we did at our local library's storytime earlier in the week:

Santa's Reindeer
One, two, three, four, five little reindeer,
(Point to one finger at a time.)
Stood by the North Pole gate.
"Hurry, Santa," called the reindeer,
(Put hands around mouth to call.)
"Or we will all be late."
(Look at "watch.")
One, two, three, four, five little reindeer,
(Point to one finger at a time.)
Santa said, "Please wait!"
(Put hand to ear, listening.)
"Wait for three more little reindeer,
(Hold up three fingers.)
"Then we will have eight."
(Hold up eight fingers.)

We had so much fun doing the Turkey Pokey a few weeks earlier, this week we did the Reindeer Pokey.  As they say, "That's What It's All About!" 

The Reindeer Pokey
(tune: The Hokey Pokey)

You put your antlers in. You put your antlers out.
You put your antlers in and you shake them all about.
You do the Reindeer Pokey and you turn yourself around.
That's what it's all about!

Other verses: You put your hooves in...; You put your red nose in...; You put your fluffy tail in...; You put your reindeer body in...