Friday, March 30, 2012

Little Moon

Today Flannel Friday is celebrating the 2012 Summer Reading Program theme of "Dream Big--READ!" Appropriately, my flannel board today was inspired by a page (#144, actually) in the manual which has a "Moon and Clouds Game" that you can print and send home with the kids after storytime. I thought it would be fun to make it a felt board. The manual suggests numbering a bunch of white clouds and having the kids call out a number, but I used colors instead.


Little moon, little moon, 
Are you behind the cloud of __________?  

This is very similar to felt boards from the past like Little Mouse, Worm Hide and Seek, and Snowball, Snowball. Kids love these guessing games and I include one in each storytime. I started with Little Mouse and have been trying to create one new game for each storytime session we start.

I used 2 images I found on a Google Image search for "cloud coloring page" and "crescent moon coloring page" as my basis for the shapes. The cloud is from here and the moon from here. I copied them into Microsoft Publisher and then adjusted the sizes to the dimensions I wanted. The clouds are about 8 inches wide and the moon fits just under the tallest "bump". This wound up cutting really nicely from a craft felt sheet as there was very little waste on the sides.

Another great cloud flannelboard I posted previously is It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw. This book is a wonderful, wonderful storytime gem and if you don't know it, you are missing out!

2 comments:

Thanks for all the references to your other flannel stories too. Lots of great hints.

I love this idea! I've been doing the same thing at my story times. However, most of the time I hid a mouse under different things. This week a bunny will hide under eggs.