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Flannel Friday Round-Up for February 1, 2013

I'm so excited to be hosting the Flannel Friday roundup for the first time in what feels like a decade. If you're participating this week, please leave a comment below with the link to your post. If you'd like to participate in Flannel Friday and don't have a blog of your own, I'd be happy to post it for you. Just send me an email anne [at] and we'll work out the details.

Where in the world are you? 
Did you know that Flannel Friday is going to be celebrating its 2nd anniversary on March 15th? As part of the festivities, we are putting together a map of our bloggers AND readers. We want to include you! Please fill out this survey and we will add you. You do not need to list your city. If no city is given, we will place you in the capital of your state or country, as appropriate. The map will be revealed during the anniversary roundup.

Roundup for February 1, 2013:

Mollie is showing off her flannel adaptation of The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear via a Vine video. Vine is a new app that Mollie introduced me to with this post. It is a 6-second video sharing app by the team behind Twitter.

Wasting no time since Monday's announcement of ALA's Youth Media Awards, Lisa S. has already adapted this year's Caldecott winner, This Is Not My Hat, into a puppet show.

Lisa M. (pun alert!) cooked up a flannel version of If You Like Your Eggs Scrambled.

And another! Lisa is playing King of the Castle. I love the idea of using a book from your own childhood at storytime, but updating it for today's audience.

SLC Book Boy shares his mouse finger puppet that he made to go along with Thank You, Bear. Greg Foley is someone I consider to be under-appreciated so I'm glad to see others enjoy his books too. This is a blog that is new to me and there is some amazing stuff in the archives too, so check it out.

In other mouse tales, Mary plays Hickory Dickory Dock on ukulele and felt board.

Jen in the Library Saw a Giraffe Drive By. Hope it has its license.

Andrea is driving a fire truck template, headed straight for you!

Speaking of transportation, Sarah is bumpin' up and down in her little Red Wagon. I sang this song once at Baby Storytime, and I kept singing "bumpin' up and down in my little red robot," so that's Anne's Embarrassing Story of the Day for you. Unless you are planning a robot storytime, in which case, it's Anne's Helpful Early Literacy Tip Du Jour.

The other Sarah has two posts to share this week. The first is a felt version of Skippyjon Jones: Color Crazy (great for all you toddler timers!) and the second is Five Little Stars and the Moon too.

If you're celebrating the Chinese New Year, be sure to check out the dragons Anna's co-worker made. Wow! Those are some stunning felt masterpieces.

Kay's making friends, Gingerbread Friends to be exact.

Tweet, tweet! Katie's got birds on the brain.

Arrrrrrrre you planning a pirate storytime? Our other friend Katie has you covered with an original story called Pirate Rex's X's.

Bridget Made Her Dog a Valentine, thanks to a little inspiration from Jack Prelutsky.

Amy is pointing out one of the pro's of working in the Frozen Midwest: super cheap gloves to transform into storytime props! This week it's 10 Little Snowmen.

Also celebrating winter is Jane, who will teach you a wintery tune called "Parka, Boots, Scarf and Hat." Fun! I think you could also try this one to the tune of "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes."

Also delicious this time of year is Soup for One. Have you seen this fun counting picture book? It was a big hit at my storytime a few weeks ago and I'm delighted that Cate flannelized it. It was in my TBF pile (To be Flanneled). 

Still hungry? Harold the Snake was too, until he became The Snake that Sneezed! Library Lady has a fun storytelling version for you all to take a peek at today.

My contribution is a puppet version of Mary, Mary Quite Contrary.

Please leave your post in the comments by the end of Friday. I'll finish the roundup Saturday morning, probably well before noon EST. 

Don't forget to oogle nearly two years of Flannel Friday prettiness on our Pinterest boards!

Headed to Chicago in June for ALA's Annual Conference? We are organizing a meetup of Flannel Friday friends. Join the discussion in the Flannel Friday Facebook group!


  1. Here's mine! The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear


    Here's mine for the new Caldecott winner!

  3. Here's mine:

  4. SLC Book Boy1/31/2013 2:56 PM

    Finger puppet mouse - Thank You Bear

  5. Here's mine:

    Thanks for hosting!

  6. I have two flannel boards this week because I was having internet problems last week and couldn't post the one I shared. Thanks!

    Skippyjon Jones Color Crazy

    Five Little Stars and the Moon Too

  7. Here is mine to go with the song Little Red Wagon:

    Thanks for hosting!


    Here you go!

  9. Here's mine:
    Thanks for hosting!

  10. Mine will be active later this afternoon. Still experimenting with the scheduling thingy. :O}

    Thanks for hosting and for creating the survey and map. Can't wait to see where everyone is from!

    Happy Flannel Friday!
    ~ K ~

  11. Mine is up!

    Thanks for hosting! I'll be tweeting throughout the day to remind people to come fill out the survey!

  12. Here's mine:

  13. I've got a house themed one!

    Thanks for hosting the round up today.

  14. WOOF. Just finished mine! I kept forgetting files or parts I needed at one or the other libraries haha.

  15. Oh hey! Thanks for posting mine already! You're the bestest. -Mary

  16. I managed to get photos taken before story time this morning, and my post is finally up! It's an original story about a pirate and his treasure map.

    Thanks for hosting, Anne!


  18. Piper and Jane are checking in with our latest. Thanks for hosting Anne.

  19. I'm doing Soup for One by Ethan Long:


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