SLC Book Boy

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Dini Dinosaur

This is a flannel adaptation of the book by Karen Beaumont


(It was actually quite simple to make the flannel set, I just copied the cover of the book, and then stapled the image to my flannel and cut round the bits I wanted!)

On a warm summer day in a prehistoric land

A dinosaur played in the mud and the sand.


‘Oh my goodness, Dini! You’re a mess!’ his mama said.

‘You’re going to need to take a bath before you go to bed!”

Dirty Dini Dinosaur splashed in the tub.

He tried to wash his feet with a scrub-d-dub-dub!

Silly Dini Dinosaur! Don’t you know?

You have to take your shoes off…”Back you go!”



(Dirty Dini with all the removable bits.)

Dirty Dini Dinosaur splashed in the tub.

He tried to wash his (legs/tummy/head)with a scrub-d-dub-dub!

Silly Dini Dinosaur! Don’t you know?

You have to take your (pants/shirt/hat) off…”Back you go!”


(The bathtub is cut from cardboard, with marker accents. After the hat is removed, I ‘washed’ all of Dini, and flipping him over to reveal the all clean side.)

“I love you , my sweet Dini,  and I always will” mom said.

The she hugged and kissed him and tucked him into bed.


(pretty adorable, and the kids loved identifying what he was supposed to take off next.)

This weeks Flannel Friday is hosted on Lisa’s blog, Story Time with the Library Lady


Sometimes I feel…

(We’ve just started doing two person storytime programs, which certainly helps with an average of 40 children at each program, and it’s been loads of fun exploring this new dynamic!)

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out – Raffi

Book: My Friend is Sad – Mo Willems


(Can’t go wrong with Mo Willems, and having us each with a book reading the different parts ads to the fun!)

Puppet: Sam’s Cookie – from the book by Barbro Lindgren


(Sam get’s a cookie, but then doggie comes and wants the cookie. Presents a wonderful range of emotions!)

sams cookie

(We presented this just as scripted first, then did it again with the kids identifying each emotion Sam was feeling. Fun!)

Book: Never Too Little To Love – Jeanne Willis


(A sweet book with a fun format, the stacking items and pop-up kiss are good engagers.)

Song/Activity: If you’re happy and you know it

(The traditional song with whatever emotions the kids suggested thrown in! Nervous almost threw me off, be we held out breath for that.)

Book: The Day Leo Said I Hate You! – Robie H Harris


(So vibrant and raw with it’s portrayal, I love it! I read for Leo, and Amber read the Mothers parts.)

Flannel Board: Little Miss Muffet – Traditional


(The kids love hearing Miss Muffet scream! We did this a few times.)

Book: It’s a Tiger – David LaRochelle


(The kids were brave with the spider, so then we went on an adventure with a tiger! Another great vibrant book.)

Activity: Streamers

(Then we played with streamers, like the ‘jungle vines’ of the last story.

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