Flannel Friday: Color Sorting Printable

Flannel Friday: Color Sorting Printable

Wow it has been so long since I’ve done a Flannel Friday!! I have so many piled up that I need to blog about though…

My submission this week is a color sorting printable that I made for my Little Explorers Sensory Playgroup

Color Sorting Free Printable | Miss Meg's Storytime

You can download the PDF for Color Sorting HERE!

All you need to do is print the pages, laminate them, and put velcro on the back! I had strips of velcro along the sides for the pieces to live before they go on their color.

Color Sorting Free Printable | Miss Meg's Storytime

Color Sorting Free Printable | Miss Meg's Storytime

Enjoy!


Flannel Friday this week is hosted by first time hoster Felt Board Magic!

Skippyjon Jones

Skippyjon Jones

Holy Guacamole! Ay Caramba! Los Chimichangos!

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It’s Skippyjon Jones- The Siamese cat who believes he is a Chihuahua! When Skippyjon’s imagination takes over he is departed to a whole new world, where he is known as El Skippito and is full of his best chihuahua friends.  These brilliant and hilarious books by Judy Schachner mix in fun Spanish words and helps kids explore other worlds like the circus, space, and dinosaurs!

I’ve been using Skippyjon Jones for my outreach storytimes and he has been a huge hit amongst these preschool aged children!  The books are a bit long though so I would avoid them for toddler’s.  There are also concept books– in board book form– that are more appropriate for the younger crowd.

The library I work at has a Skippyjon Jones backpack that kids are able to check out.  The backpack includes this costume set and I have found it to be a very popular addition to storytime.

Skippyjon Jones
(the picture links to how to buy it)

 

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(and this picture links to a bigger version of the picture. wanna get up close and personal?)

Since doing a craft is hard when doing outreach a Skippyjon Jones activity book for the kids.  The Skippyjon website has a lot of great printable resources and I just took a bunch of these and made into a mini book. I basically just printed out a bunch of the printables in their “Downloads” section and made a bunch of copies.  I then made a front page that said “Thank you for joining Skippyjon Jones and Miss Meg” and then a last page that had all of remaining storytime dates and themes for this session. If you go to the “For Teachers” section there are a few more printables to download and some more information about the books.

The website also has nametag templates that you can kind of see in that great selfie of me up above.

Skippyjon Jones Nametag PDF 1

Skippjon Jones Nametags PDF 2

Here is an adorable Flannel Story from In the Children’s Room about the shapes Skippyjon Jones concept book.

Skippyjon Jones also has his own facebook page– which is update frequently with pictures of the original Skippyjon!  (I wasted so much time looking at the pictures of him– awwwdorable!)

And last but not least (and because it needs to be shared) here is a picture of my good friend and fellow children’s librarian, Tomissa, in her own skippyjon jones ears:

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Click on the picture for Tomissa’s Blog! Or Here for her Linkedin!

 Have a great day!

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At the Beach

At the Beach

The name tags were suns in different colors and we started with our normal opening song, Hi Hello.
Since there was a beach or ocean summer reading theme at the library within the past few years there were a lot of beach decorations that I was able to use to transform the storytime room.

Picture Books:

Beach Day
by Patricia Lakin, Illus. by Scott Frazier
All the World
By Liz Garton Scanlon, Illus. by Marla Frazee
How Will We Get to the Beach?
by Brigitte Luciani, Illus. by Eve Tharlet
Beach Day
by Karen Roosa, Illus. by Maggie Smith

Songs and Fingerplays:

Going to the Ocean (“I’ve been working on the railroad”)
source

I am going to the ocean
to the ocean blue
I am going to the ocean
and you can come too!

We could watch the big blue waves
Rising up and rolling down
We could look for pretty sea shells
on the sandy ground

Come along with me
Come along with me
Come along with me to the deep blue sea
Come along with me
Come along with me today!

The Jellyfish
source

The jellyfish lives in the ocean
the jellyfish lives in the ocean
the jellyfish lives in the sea
the jellyfish lives in the ocean
oh jellyfish, swim by me!

Flannelboard:

The Sharks in the Sea
source
Download Printable Here!
I cut these out separately, laminated them, and put velcro on the backs to use on the feltboard.

The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp
chomp, chomp, chomp,
chomp, chomp, chomp.
The sharks in the sea go chomp, chomp, chomp
All day long.

The lobsters in the sea go pinch, pinch, pinch
The whale in the sea goes squirt, squirt, squirt
The clams in the sea go open and shut
The octopus in the sea goes wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
The seahorse in the sea rocks back and forth
The kids in the waves jump up and down

Craft:
Since the library already had a lot of Beach-themed craft supplies I just set them all out and let the kids go crazy with making a beach picture.

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Here is a pictures of the set up for Beach week:

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All The World

All The World

This week’s theme of the World may have been a bit ambitious because there is just so much to do . Regardless, I took this opportunity to use multiple languages and talk about how everyone is different but we are all special.

Opening Song, Hi Hello
Hi, Hello, and How are you, how are you, how are you? (wave)
HI, Hello and How are you, how are you today?

Hello [insert kids name] how are you, how are you, how are you? (wave)
Hello [insert kids name] how are you today?
Give child a change to answer how they are doing that day

All the World Picture books:

all the world
All the World
by Liz Garton Scanlon, Illus. by Marla Frazee
Dora Around the World
things that are most
Things That are the Most in the World
by Judi Barrett, Illus. by John Nickle

Songs and fingerplays:

Walking Through Africa in English and Swahili (with puppets or felt board)

Walking through Africa what do I see?
I see a tumbili (monkey) looking at me!

Walking through Africa what do I see?
I see a tembo (elephant) looking at me!

Walking through Africa what do I see?
I see a Dubu (bear) looking at me!

Walking through Africa what do I see?
I see a Chura (frog) looking at me!

I Can Count in Spanish and English
flannel board activity.
Download Printable Here!

One, Two, and Three
Four, five and six.
Seven, eight, and nine,
I can count to Ten!

Uno, dos, y tres,
Cuatro, cinco, seis
Siete, ocho y nueve
Cuento hasta diez!

I am Different

I am different from my head to my toes
I am different from my eyes to my nose
I come from a place that is far and wide
A place where we smile instead of cry
I am very different as you can see
But I still have a lot of love in me!

Here is my set up for All the World: