For this week’s Flannel Friday I (with the help of Seth) made a version of the book Stuck by Oliver Jeffers. It isn’t quite a flannel though, after talking with Seth a bit we decided it would be much easier to make into a magnetic board instead. A flannel would be awesome, but would take so much time, there are tons of things that get stuck in the tree! So with the help of Microsoft clip art, handy magnetic sheets, a laminator, and a glue gun, here is the finished product:
Here is the clip art: Stuck Clip art
While making it I had an even better idea, what if the kids could be included in the story? Before I begin reading I will pass out an item to each child and explain to them that they have to pay extra special attention and when the item is ready to be thrown into the tree they can come up and put it on the board themselves. There are over 20 items so each child will definitely have one since my storytimes are limited to a certain number of kids. The only other story I’ve been able to really include them in was Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and they absolutely LOVED coming up to put a letter on the tree. I can’t count how many times a piece of felt has accidentally fallen to the ground and a sea of preschoolers come rushing to pick it up for me. There’s something fascinating to them about it.
I can’t wait to see how it goes in a few weeks. I will let you all know!