Here is the Flannel Friday Round-Up for July 22!
We've got several great ideas this week; thanks to everyone who contributed!
First up is Kathryn of Fun with Friends at Storytime with her "Colorful Puppies Are Ready To Nosh!" By using the same bodies and just slightly varying the faces and ears, she managed to create seven colorful puppies, each with it's own distinct personality, along with a rhyme to use them with.
Next is Keith of Felt-tastic Flannelboard Funtime with with "Five Little Hot Dogs," done in Japanese Kawaii style. They are so cute and precise, at first I thought they were clip-art rather than felt! This would go well with a picnic or food theme, or even with The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog.
Kate of Felt Board Magic has cuddly, fluffy sheep made from real fleece (polar fleece, that is) with a colorful twist to the traditional "Mary Had a Little Lamb" rhyme, "Mary Had A Coloured Lamb." This would be good for a colors or farm animals sheep, and would be great paired with any of Nancy Shaw's Sheep books, or Mem Fox's Where Is Green Sheep?
Wendy of Flannel Board Fun has another "Mary" nursery rhyme for us, "Mary, Mary Quite Contrary". And though Wendy says she's not happy with her cockle shells, I think they look great, and I'm sure you will, too. This would work with a folk tale-nursery rhyme theme, gardening, or flowers.
Emily of Literary Hoots has the perfect set for back-to-school with "Ten Little Crayons," which are very versatile. Emily has a counting song, as well as several other suggested activities to work on other math skills, such as grouping, patterns, and greater than-less than, in addition to colors. These would be great to pair with either of Drew Daywalt's books, Michael Hall's Red: A Crayon's Story, or Crockett Johnson's classic, Harold and the Purple Crayon.
And last, but certainly not least, everyone welcome Becca to her first Flannel Friday Round-Up appearance! Today Becca takes us on a trip to the zoo with her "We Went To The Zoo One Day" animals and song. Kids love animals, and making animal sounds!