Flannel Board Stories, Felt Board Stories, Songs, and Rhymes for Children

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Flannel board stories / felt board stories is wonderful for children of various ages (preschool and older) to learn words, songs, rhymes, math, hear stories, and more.
Felt board stories / flannel board stories is an excellent way for children to learn hands-on.  It great for teaching themes.
It helps children that enjoy learning hands-on, children with autism, visual learners, and more.

Have some fun with your children, grandchildren, students, and other children!

Links to Felt Stories / Flannel Board Stories on Our Site
ABC Theme
Animal Theme
Community Helpers Theme
Counting & Numbers Theme
Dinosaurs Theme
Dog Theme
Farm Theme
Fruit Theme Including fruits and nuts
Insects & Bugs Theme
Nursery Rhymes Theme
Ocean Theme
Seasonal Trees Felt Set
Shape Theme
Vegetable Theme

Five Monkeys Jumping on the Bed
Five Monkeys Sitting in the Tree
Goldilocks and The Three Bears Felt Story
Humpty Dumpty Felt Story
Little Red Hen Felt Story
Mary Had a Little Lamb Felt Story
The Gingerbread Boy Felt Story
The Ugly Duckling Story
Three Little Pigs Felt Story
Where Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gome? Felt Story

Tips for Making Flannel Board Pieces 
Paper Flannel Board Pieces
Laminate each paper piece.  Put a piece of double sided tape on the back of all the small pieces and several small pieces of tape on larger pieces.  Place a small piece of interfacing (pellon), felt, flannel, rough sandpaper, sticky velcro tape (smoother one), or anything that sticks onto felt or flannel. If  you don't want to go through the hassle of doing that, just put tape on the back of the pieces.

You can also make flannel board pieces cutting what you need using felt or flannel fabric.

Interfacing Flannel Board Pieces
Use heavy duty non-fusible interfacing.  Place a picture from: coloring books, printed pictures from the internet, magazines, etc. under the interfacing. Trace it onto the interfacing.  Outline it with a sharpie pin.  Color the pictures with crayons, colored pencils, dimensional fabric paint, etc.  If you use crayons, place a brown paper bag on top of the flannel board pieces and iron.

Tips from Viewers

"I outline my designs with dimensional fabric paint, usually black, it pops the colors.  I found that I was constantly having to replace the pieces I made using a permanent marker, it seems to bleed yellow over time.".  Color the pictures with colored pencils, crayons, dimensional fabric paint, etc.  If you use crayons, place a brown paper bag on top of the flannel board pieces and iron.  Use these to teach songs, rhymes, telling stories, or any other activity.

"I just thought I would pass on a tip I use for my classroom flannel board pieces. You can make really great quality and fast pieces by printing the clip art ect on to t-shirt iron on transfer paper and the ironing it on to white felt and then cutting them out.  It makes wonderful pieces."

Donna in Minnesota

Flannel Board Instructions
Take some solid flannel or felt.  Wash and tumble dry it.  Place it on thick cardboard or masonite (1/4 inch thickness or less if you like).  (If you use masonite, you can find it in a home center like Home Depot (in the United States) or lumber yard.) You can also make it out of a cereal box, a box, or a pizza box (I haven't done these but you can store your pieces inside of them.)  Fold over the edges tightly and hot glue them onto the back of the cardboard (or box).  You might want to place another layer on the opposite side and glue it on if you are using cardboard.  If you are using masonite or any other type of wood, you can use small flat push pins or staple the flannel or felt on the back (folding the edges over tightly).  This will last forever and will not bend like cardboard does.

Books and Stories to use for flannel board stories:
Some of these books I have links to coloring pages, patterns, or my ideas.
The Little Red Hen Story Bag
Story and Theme Bag Ideas (I have more on this page.)

Big Red Barn Theme Bag

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
The Three Pigs and This Little Piggie Went to Market
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
The Mitten
This Little Pig Coloring Pages @ NiteOwl
If You Give a Moose a Muffin
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
You can use some of the pictures from these sites to make your flannel board story.
Charlotte's Web
Stories to Tell Children

Songs to use for flannel board stories:
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Eency, Weency Spider
Five Fat Turkeys
Five Little Frogs
Hickory Dickory Dock
Mary Had a Little Lamb
My Hat
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Six Little Ducks
This Old Man
Twelve Days of Christmas at DLTK
and Many Others

Other Resources
Nursery Rhymes
Song's and Music Links

Coloring Pages Using Rhymes
Enchanted Learning Rhyme Coloring Pages
Nite Owl's Nursery Rhymes Coloring Pages

My Ideas

Flannel Board Stories

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Flannel Board/Wall Activity- pdf
Eency Weency Spider (Itsy Bitsy Spider)
How Many Apple Seeds?
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Christmas & Winter: Flannel Board Stories:
Frosty the Snowman; The Gingerbread Man; Five Little Ornaments on the Tree; and Twelve Days of Christmas
There Are So Many Stars

Month(s): August/September
Theme(s) and/or Holiday: Back to School, Apples, Fruit, Seeds, Numbers, Counting

Ten Little Apples
Trace around a small round object using a pencil (or use a circle pattern).  Cut out ten apples using red (or green or yellow) felt.  Make a tree trunk using brown felt and the a large green piece (for the leaves) using green felt.

Have the children place them on the flannel board as this song is sung. 

Ten Little Apples
Author: Barbara Pratt
Copyright 2000 Barbara Pratt.  All rights reserved.
Tune of: "Ten Little Indian Boys"

One little, two little, three little apples.
Four little, five little, six little apples.
Seven little, eight little, nine little apples.
Ten little apples on the tree.

Ten little, nine little, eight little apples.
Seven little, six little, five little apples.
Four little, three little, two little apples.
One little apple on the tree.

Copyright 2000-2016 Barbara Pratt.  All rights reserved.