Infant storytime has started up again and I wanted to try something different for fall, more Flannel Boards. I still don’t get flannel boards but I can see the attraction. I used one during our down on the farm theme and the kids who attended were happy to participate and be a part of the story. They ran up to the board I had and placed their chick as it was called. The children and their parents had to listen for their chick which worked well and led to a smoother and better flowing storytime.
For our Flannel board, I recreated the cute little chicks from a post I read on the blog Crayon Freckles. I just loved the cute little chicks from Nancy Tafuri’s Five Little Chicks.
- Flannel pieces in yellow, red and orange
- Googly eyes
- hot glue gun
Cut out chicks using the yellow flannel
I had issues making a perfect oval and later went over the chicks to smooth out the edges!
Step 2: Cut out wings using the orange flannel
Cut out legs and beak using the red flannel
Assemble chick, add eyes, and glue together using a hot glue gun
After assembling all of the chickens, retell your story!
Like I mentioned before, the chicks were given an additional clipping to rid them of the jagged edges.
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