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!
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.
Big Red Barn
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
The Three Pigs and This Little Piggie Went to Market
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
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.
Stories to Tell Children
Songs to use for flannel board
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Eency, Weency Spider
Five Fat Turkeys
Five Little Frogs
Hickory Dickory Dock
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Six Little Ducks
This Old Man
Twelve Days of Christmas at DLTK
and Many Others
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
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.
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