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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

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

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

September 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

10 Timid Ghosts

My post this week is inspired by last year’s Flannel Friday Halloween Extravaganza by Read, Sarah, Read. Jennifer O’Connell’s Ten Timid Ghosts is a perfect story leading up to Halloween. … Continue reading

October 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

There was an Old Monster

I’m preparing early for Halloween this year and am making a series of monster stories. Emberley’s There Was an Old Monster is a perfect story to convert to flannel! And, … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 5 Comments

If You’re a Monster and You Know It

I’m getting ready for my month of monster mayhem. Instead of making flannel pieces to go with Ed Emberley’s story / song, I found pre-made “Furry Friends” from Trend Enterprises … Continue reading

August 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

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