Flannel Friday – The Cake that Mack Ate

This week the Wiggleworms enjoyed a Sweets & Treats Story Time. I found this very cute book that made a very fun Flannel Story:

The Cake that Mack Ate
by Rose Robart

illustrated by Maryann Kovalski

cake that mack ate

The story follows the same format as The House that Jack Built starting with “This is the cake that Jack ate” and builds from there.


The kids loved joining in to tell the story and were delightfully surprised to find that the Mack who ate the cake  is actually a dog!

Mack ends up in the dog house:


Very fun and very easy to put together!


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Flannel Friday – There Was an Old Monster

This week our Wiggleworms Story Time theme was Halloween! I love Rebecca Emberley, Adrian Emberley and Ed Emberley’s book There Was an Old Monster
There was an old monster

I have seen many wonderful flannel versions of this story – and loved them all! My Wiggleworms group loves this kind of story but they expect my Old Lady puppet (Aunt B) to make an appearance… so I made Aunt B a Halloween costume:


The felt mask slipped over her face under Aunt B’s nose leaving her mouth uncovered and therefore able to swallow.  The mask’s horns were made from some quilting fabric I had that was similar to the print in  the illustrations. I stuffed the horns with a little cotton. I also made a pair of green felt shorts just like the monster in the book.

Next I printed off some clip art of the various bugs and animals the monster consumes in this book so that the kids could ‘feed’ them to Aunt B:


HUGE hit!  Kids though it was hysterical that Aunt B had a costume.

When we got to the lion at the end of the book I asked the kids what they thought would happen since I did not have a giant lion puppet to gobble up Aunt B! I got a lot of good answers, but we turned to the book to find out what would happen and I feigned complete horror at the thought of Aunt B being eaten by a lion!

Tons of Halloween fun!  Aunt B may have to dress up more often…..


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Flannel Friday – One of These Things!

This was a super easy and super FUN activity for my Wiggleworms Wacky Wednesday Story Time!

You could use existing flannel/magnet pieces for this game, or find free clipart like I did. For each round you need four images. If you want the images I used (all from clker.com) check out the link at the end of the post.

Remember the old Sesame Street jingle One of These Things is Just Like the Other?

There are several different versions out there… Google it for more variations… the one I remembered is:

One of these things is not like the other,
Which one is different?
Do you know?
Guess which thing is not like the other,
And I’ll tell you if it is so!

We played about 6 rounds, starting with with easier concepts and moving on to puzzles that could have multiple correct answers. AWESOME conversations came out of this activity! Could easily be shortened or lengthened for the size/age of your group, or could be a weekly one round game. Difficulty level is also easily adjusted for different ages – since I had kids who were *almost* three through *almost* seven I went for progressively more intricate rounds.

So, we started with size:
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