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Snowman Book Character Scavenger Hunt

  I stole this idea from Cinjoella. You can find her version here. I used her ideas and added a few of my own to create a winter scavenger hunt. … Continue reading

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Olaf’s 1, 2, 3 Flannel Story

With the popularity of Frozen, I decided to flannelize the counting story, Olaf’s 1, 2, 3! I plan on using this until the pieces melt. Between my in-house and outreach … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday Halloween Extravaganza

Welcome to Flannel Friday’s Halloween Extravaganza! There are enough ideas in here to do a whole season of Halloween-themed storytimes! Click away my friends… Halloween Ideas: Carol shares a Halloween … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

13 Nights of Halloween

A few years ago I made a storytelling board for Ten Timid Ghosts and the kids loved the suspense of it. I wanted to do something new, so I found … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Tickle Monster

I made a flannel story to accompany Tickle Monster after seeing Jbrary use it a while back. (This is part of Flannel Friday’s Halloween Extravaganza!) I made two monsters: one … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

Flannel Friday Halloween Extravaganza Placeholder!

Welcome to Flannel Friday’s Halloween Extravaganza! If you have anything Halloween inspired, now’s the time to share it. (Of course, add non-Halloween submissions, too!) I’m posting the placeholder early because … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 7 Comments

Winnie the Pooh Book vs. Movie

Over the eight-week summer reading program I had a reading club featuring the classic stories of A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh. It was hugely successful with a high retention rate … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Professional Development Workshop: Wisconsin Ed.

Last week I presented my first full-day professional development workshop in Fennimore, Wisconsin. I met a lot of lovely people and was happy to visit a part of the country I never … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

10 Apples Up On Top!

This year I want to incorporate more props into my storytelling. So, I created a hat to use with Dr. Seuss’ Ten Apples Up On Top! Well…my husband engineered it … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Ten Red Apples

For the fall I decided to spruce up my apple themed stories for storytime and outreach. I made a prop to go along with Pat Hutchins’ Ten Red Apples. I … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Shark in the Dark

To celebrate Flannel Friday’s Shark Week I made a sequel to one of my kid’s favorites…Shark in the Dark. Nick Sharratt’s series is out of print and insanely expensive from … Continue reading

July 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

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