You guys, I’m moving out of my comfort zone a little bit today! I’m the substitute Preschool Storytime lady on Monday (my dear coworker is out due to knee replacement surgery) and I need something fun and interactive for the 3-5 year-olds. After looking and looking for inspiration, I finally landed on something I could sink my teeth into (har har)!
Given my love of all things crafty, it’s hard for me to believe I don’t venture into the world of flannel and felt boards more often, but…I just don’t. I don’t even have a good excuse. It just isn’t on my radar. But, I figured filling in for my coworker is as good a reason as any to wade into the waters of storytelling and flannel-board fun. Someday I’ll have to tell you the tale of using Arnold Lobel’s Small Pig as a lap puppet show. Talk about out of my comfort zone!
Anyway! After falling down the rabbit hole of amazingness (that’s what I call tootling around on other people’s storytime blogs) I landed on this gem. Denise Fleming, that ol’ standby, is also FANTASTIC and fun, and her stories are wonderful for storytelling. Of course, of course. And I never, ever would have thought of it on my own. Thanks to Anne Clark for this fun and easy flannel board idea!
I have to admit: I’m proud of that li’l turnip.
Anyway, I think I’ll be good with big action activities because they are so easy to come by and even the oldies are goodies (“Tooty Ta,” anyone?). A food theme is a favorite with everyone, I should think, so I do believe this foray into the world of felt will be a fun one!