Flannel Friday – Purple Little Bird (guest post)

guest post finalYay! Flannel Friday is FOUR YEARS OLD!  This means that storytime bloggers have been paired up with other’s who may not have a blog and want to share their flannel friday creations!

Today, Miss Meg’s Storytime is hosting a post from Laura Chipman!  


I absolutely love Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley and thought that it would make a great flannelboard. I drew the characters freehand, cut them out of felt, and added details with puffy fabric paint.

While I have done the whole book as a flannelboard story, I have also used just the parts I wanted. This one was part of a “Whose House Is It?” storytime. I read Purple Little Bird by Greg Foley, Flora’s Surprise by Debi Gliori, Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino, and Duck at the Door by Jackie Urbanovic.


For the flannelboard I put up the felt pieces for the cave, the mountain, the desert, the pond, and the tree.

Homes - Camel

“I bet the camel lives in the tree.” I got a resounding, “No!”

Homes - Goat

“I know. The goat lives in the pond!”

Homes - Possum

“Maybe the possum lives in the cave.” The kids really loved it. I mixed them up a few times before they helped me put the animals in the right places.

Homes - Correct

“There we go. Everybody is back in their favorite home. Thank you for helping me!”

Thank you to Miss Meg for allowing me to do a guest post on her blog. I enjoyed being a part of

Flannel Friday!

Miss Laura

Thanks to Mollie at What Happens in Storytime for hosting Flannel Friday this week!

-Miss Meg

5 thoughts on “Flannel Friday – Purple Little Bird (guest post)

  1. Thanks so much for sharing! I could probably find many of these pieces by looking through existing flannel stories at my library (which means less work for me!). I really like how it works in colour coordination with the silly storyline.

  2. Nice work Laura. When I saw the camel in the tree I didn’t know where this was going. I love how you added the kids comments.

    Maybe we’ve inspired you to start your own storytime blog? I hope so!

  3. Laura,
    So sweet and I adore having flannel pieces that serve double duty. Thanks for sharing ~ jane

  4. Adorable! So many great uses plus recycling existing pieces is always win-win! Thanks for sharing!

  5. So much fun! Love the interaction with the kids…this invariably leads to funny conversations! Thanks for sharing!

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