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The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming


This is a new-to-me story, even though it’s about ten years old. I just fell in love with it and so have all of my kids. I had to make a flannel to accompany it, so I could use the story in different ways. I made all the pieces featured in the story. This way we can each get a piece and count along as we sing. I also added animals to the story, some can be found in the picture book and others I added that can be found in our own backyards. The children gave me this idea after reading it to one particular class.


If you don’t know this one, I made a video!

For more storytime ideas, check out Storytime Katie’s blog. She’s hosting Flannel Friday this week. To find out more about Flannel Friday, check out the website, the Pinterest board, and the Facebook Group.

4 comments on “The First Day of Winter by Denise Fleming

  1. librarybonanza
    January 28, 2015

    Yay video! Great job!

    • mrsshaia
      January 28, 2015

      Thanks! I don’t get too many comments about my videos so thanks for taking the time!

  2. Jane Breen
    January 31, 2015

    I adore this book. Your flannel pieces are fantastic ~ jane

    • mrsshaia
      January 31, 2015

      Thanks, Jane. I’ve been singing the song for a week straight! Haha.

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