Thrive After Three

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Frozen Preschool Party featuring Olaf

Since this is the coldest February on record, I decided to celebrate with the cast of Frozen, or my preschoolers! I read Olaf’s 1,2,3 and then we had fun at … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

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 … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 4 Comments

One Mitten

Kristine O’Connell George’s One Mitten has been sitting in my TBM pile for about two years now! I had a vision in my head that required prep work and never … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

December 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ten on a Sled

Kim Norman’s Ten on a Sled is a perfect winter read aloud. I made a flannel set to use instead of the book so I can mix up the story … Continue reading

February 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Under My Hood I Have a Hat

I love Under My Hood I Have a Hat for winter storytimes. I made a flannel story so I can tell it to the children. I use a “Under My Hood … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 4 Comments

Mouse’s First Snow

I love Lauren Thompson’s Mouse series. They’re the perfect size for my 2s. I pretty much made the entire series in flannel stories so the children can match up what … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Magic Snowman

The kids in my library beg for the magic snowman all year long. Even in the heat of the summer when the sun is beating all day they ask, “Did … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

All You Need For a Snowman Magic Bag

I’m so excited to have this as my first Flannel Friday post! I love kicking off my winter storytimes with a bit of magic. I created a “Magic Bag” to … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

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