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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!

Comments

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

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