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Flannel Friday Roundup 10/17/14

Here is this week’s Flannel Friday! Carol has a “Taming the Monsters” storytime packed with monster fingerplays, flannels, and books. I thought I knew all the monster songs, but learned a … Continue reading

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Pre-K Halloween Party

Over the past few years I’ve slowly introduced preschool holiday celebrations. I’ve done this for a couple of reasons: 1) Some preschoolers do not go to preschool. They have friends … Continue reading

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Felt Board Table: The Fall Collection

    I tested out my felt board table during this year’s summer reading program. It was a huge hit! Children of all ages, and most of their grownups, loved playing … Continue reading

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What Will Pumpkin Be? Halloween Scavenger Hunt

My scavenger hunts have been the perfect activity for all ages. It usually takes a couple of hours planning my my part and about $15-20 for a book, and it … Continue reading

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Ragnhild Scamell’s Ouch is sadly out of print. I acquired a copy to create a flannel/puppet story to use in the fall. I changed a few details to make the … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 3 Comments

Flannel Friday Placeholder 10/17/14

Now’s your chance to participate in this week’s Flannel Friday. If you have a submission, leave a link in the comments section. I’ll post a compilation at the end of … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 6 Comments

X-Files Adult Flannel Board

To celebrate Fox Mulder’s 53rd birthday, I made an X-Files flannel set. Complete with an alien and a “I Want to Believe” poster. Happy birthday, Mulder!

October 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Little Goblins Ten

Pamela Jane’s Little Goblins Ten is a perfect addition to any October storytime. The lyrical language reminds me of Ten Timid Ghosts. The Halloween version of “Over in the Meadow” … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

Room on the Broom Bingo

I’ve done a series of successful Book vs. Movie programs with grades K-6. Here’s another one to celebrate the spooky season! This one is a little different. The book and … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Bones Adult Flannel Board

To celebrate its 10th season (which premieres tonight!), I created a Bones flannel board. Since I already made Julie Benz for my Dexter set, I decided to add a couple … Continue reading

September 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Successful Public and School Collaboration

  Over the past few years my school partner and I have been getting the word out about our successful relationship. Marge Loch-Wouters asked me to share some tips for … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

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