Flannel Friday – Where is Your Bellybutton?

For today’s Flannel Friday I have a really simple flannelboard that I love using with my infant and toddler storytimes, especially when I am doing a “body” theme.

Where is Your Bellybutton?
Where is Your Bellybutton
Pattern and idea from: Flannelboard Stories for Infants and Toddlers by Ann Carlson & Mary Carlson

Begin by saying:

This is baby’s head.
Where is your head?
Have child or parent identify their head.

Continue identifying as many body parts as you wish.  Don’t forget to include the bellybutton though — as everyone knows (and is reinforced when I do this activity), bellybuttons are HILARIOUS!

Flannel Friday – A-Hunting We Will Go Down Under

I’m so excited to have this be my first Flannel Friday post!
Whenever I find myself in need of a great new storytime idea, I find myself turning to Flannel Friday, so it’s wonderful to finally be able to take part in this wonderfully creative, welcoming community.

Today I have an Australian spin on the traditional song “A-Hunting We Will Go”.  I’ve had this one for a while, so I don’t remember where I found the rhyme, but all the images were found via a Google Image search. 

Australian A-Hunting We Will Go Flannelboard 1
A-hunting we will go,
A-hunting we will go,
The king brown snake will eat some cake
and then we’ll let him go!

Australian A-Hunting We Will Go Flannelboard 2
The bandicoot will play the flute…

Australian A-Hunting We Will Go Flannelboard 3
The fat wombat will wear a hat…

Australian A-Hunting We Will Go Flannelboard 4
The platypus will dance for us…

Australian A-Hunting We Will Go Flannelboard 5
The cockatoo will wave at you…

Australian A-Hunting We Will Go Flannelboard 6
At the end of the rhyme it’s fun to have the kids see if they can remember the names to all the different animals.  To make it even more interactive you can also have the kids act out what the animals are doing.

Lisa of Libraryland is hosting the Flannel Friday round-up this week.  Check out all the other wonderful ideas there!