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Flannel Friday Round-Up for September 30, 2011

Flannel Friday Round-Up for September 30, 2011

Hi. I’m hosting this week’s Flannel Friday Round-up — all Flannel Boards, All the Time.  It’s a special 6-month anniversary edition of Flannel Friday Round-up filled with lots and lots of social networking opportunities.

Flannel Friday has become my favorite blog-related activity. I find myself thinking more about flannel boards and how I use them in story time these last 24 or so weeks.  It’s really helped me professionally.  Thank you all for sharing your talents!

Now on to the Social Media stuff:

1.  Pinterest, Custom Searching, and Blog Bling:  Melissa From Mel’s Desk created this beautiful button for you to proudly display on your blog. (Once you have the code embedded on your blog, the button will link to the Flannel Friday Pinterest pages.)

Isn't it pretty? This image will lead you to Mel's page to get the code...

Since it’s been six months of Flannel Friday, you may have a hard time keeping all these great flannel ideas straight. The Pinterest board is a great, but Miss Melissa has a Custom Google search: Searching the Sources which is hugely helpful!  (I used it yesterday!)

2.  Participating.  If you want to learn more about Flannel Friday and how to participate, Anne is the keeper of dates and what-to-dos.

3.  Facebook.  Now Flannel Friday is on Facebook!  Find it here!  By the way, there are a lot of Flannel Friday groups on Facebook.  This group isn’t so much about plaid shirts …

This week’s Non-Flannel Contributions:

Sometimes story time materials aren’t made with flannel.  Props and puppets are a great tool to use in story time.

Anna from Future Librarian Superhero

Old Macdonald Prop

Tracey from 1234 More Storytimes

Bear Went Over the Mountain

This week’s Flannel Friday Contributions:

Cate from Storytiming

Whose Footprints are Those

Erin from Falling Flannelboards

I Spy Forest Animals

Katie from Storytime Katie


Katie from  Storytime Secrets


Library Quine from Loons and Quines @ LibraryTime

Pete the Cat  – I spent too long making these! (a sentiment I can relate to)

Mollie from  What Happens in Storytime


Sarah from Miss Sarah Storytime

Five Snowmen

Seth from The Voices Inside My Headphones

Five Little piggies

Flannel Boards that Tell Stories:

Allison from Miss Allison is Blogging

When Goldilocks Went to the House of Bears

Andrea from Roving Fiddlehead

Too Much Noise

Anne from So Tomorrow

The Rat’s Daughter

Linda from Notes from the Story Room

Old woman who lived in a vinegar bottle

Mary from Miss Mary Liberry

The Bossy Gallito/El Gallo De Bodas

Nicole from Narrating Tales of Preschool Storytime

I Dream of an Elephant

…. I’m Sharon this is my blog

Apple-y Delicious Redux

If I missed you, please leave a comment and I’ll make sure it’s listed. Thanks.  Have a great weekend!



Flannel Friday Round-up for July 22nd

Flannel Friday Round-up for July 22nd

It’s my turn to host the round-up for Flannel Friday.  If you’re unfamiliar with Flannel Friday, you can learn more about it on Anne’s blog.  There is a loose theme of Summertime this week … if you try really hard you’ll find it…

Andrea from rovingfiddlehead kidlit has DIY on her mind.  She’s sharing Toolboxes and the Missing Hammer.
You can find Andrea on Twitter @aflemming

Love is in the air as Anne from So Tomorrow shares The Big Hearted Elephant to honor the wedding she’s attending this weekend.
You can find Anne on Twitter @SoTomorrow

Bridget from What’s Bridget Reading has Five Little Pigs/Clean and Dirty Pigs.
You can find Bridget on Twitter @BridgetRWilson

Cate from Storytiming has an adorable looking Fox with Cold Feet an out of print book.
Cate can be found on Twitter @CatetheLibrarian

Linda from Notes from the Story Room has an article on using Memory Game in library programs.
Linda isn’t on Twitter, which goes to show you that you too can participate with Flannel Friday!

Melissa from Mel’s Desk shares how everyone’s favorite insect, Ladybugs, can be used in story time.
You can follow Meliss on Twitter @MelissaZD

Mary from Miss Mary Liberry has a story time crowd management solution.  Don’t know which color to pick, have the Color Spinner decide for you.
You can follow Mary on Twitter @DaisyCakes

Tracey from 1234 More Storytimes wonders Doggy Doggy Who Has Your Bone?  If it was my house the answer would be Ava-roo, but that’s another discussion.
You can follow Tracey on  @tcy28

…and I’m Sharon.  You can find my post Lunch by Denise Fleming on this blog.
You can follow me on Twitter @ReadingChick

Flannel Friday Round-Up for May 27th

Flannel Friday Round-Up for May 27th

Welcome to the Flannel Friday Round-Up.  Today’s Flannel Friday seems to focus on the great outdoors!

Anna from Future Librarian Superhero crafted by hand her prop story and it’s wonderful. I’m partial to prop stories and I’m glad someone opened up that door!  Today Anna tackled that slithery, sneaky snake in

Mouse Count


MM from Lit Chat for Kids is making her Flannel Friday debut.   Welcome her (and all the newbies)!  She’s asking for ideas for

Songs in Storytime


Ingrid from Magpie Librarian is making her Flannel Friday debut.  Ingrid provided story time tips for getting the word out to parents about good literacy practices.  I like her title:

Getting Didactic With It: Not-So Subliminal Messages for Parents and Caregivers in the Library


Melissa from Mel’s Desk has a cute little ditty about summer clothes.  As always, Melissa is sharing her patterns with you — Flannel Friday is nothing if not generous with ideas and Melissa is the model for that!

Summer Clothes

If you’re going to the pool, wear a suit to keep you cool…   Genius.


Mary K. from Miss Mary Liberry likes conversational flannel boards — I do too.  I’m lousy with memorizing, but holding a conversation?

Where Does This Go?


Chicka Chicka Mollie K. from Miss Mollie’s Storytime Fun is climbing up the coconut tree.  Clever Mollie figured out a way to do cut out all 52 letters!  What did we do without diecuts?

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom


Andrea F. from Roving Fiddle Head presents two activities.  One comes from Plum Pudding and is flannel boards to go.  Andrea created the next one, and she presents tips on finding clip-art. I love the paper she chose.

Little Mouse


Anne at So Tomorrow also presented two things today.  (How are these librarians doing it?  With summer coming I don’t know if I can contribute 1 a week, let alone 2!!)  Anne says this first activity was inspired by someone from a previous Flannel Friday.

Fifteen Animals by Sandra Boynton


Dog’s Colorful Day


Katie from Storytime Katie presented some bugs from the Great Outdoors.  This too was inspired by a previous Flannel Friday.

Pretty Ladybugs


Katie from Storytime Secrets is a world traveler this summer.  She’s hitting all

Seven Continents on our Globe


Cate from Storytiming is making her Flannel Friday debut as well.  Cate’s rhyme reminds me of one of my favorite flannel board stories (Scat the Cat)… except hers is a…

Mitch the Fish


Thank you for your interest in Flannel Friday. I hope you’ll consider being a part of Flannel Friday in the future.  Having a blog is pretty easy.  A story time blog is a wonderful way to keep track of your individual story times as well as showcase and network with other libriarians.  Please consider being a part of it. If you have any questions, please contact anyone listed on this round-up. I’m sure they’d be happy to answer them.

I’m Sharon and you can find my

Make – a – Pig

on this very blog.