Friday, March 2, 2012

Flannel Friday! A Winter Story

Every once in a while, I will embark on a challenging flannel story to make.  The following story I created last winter, when, here in Connecticut it literally never stopped snowing. 

This story is adapted from:  A treasury of flannelboard stories / by Jeanette Graham Bay.  Allyside Press, 1995.  The flannel figure patterns are from that same book! 

Once upon a time, it snowed.
 And snowed, and snowed.
  And snowed, and snowed. 
 Everyone was so happy to see the snow. 
 The children couldn't wait to go out and play.
And when they did, they played, and played, and played!

They made snowmen!
And played snowfort and snowball hide and seek.

They skated on the ice. And did loop-d-loops and figure eights.

The children were so happy!!!

But, it never stopped snowing.  It snowed so much that snow covered everything!

The houses were covered, 

the trees were covered,

the whole world was covered!

And because of this, the birds, and other animals too,
but mostly the birds, were so sad!

The children could hear them crying. 

Why were the birds crying?

The birds were crying

 because all their food was covered in snow! 
The seeds and the berries were covered!

The bugs in the bark of the trees were snowed in!

So the children decided to help!

 Jane, (use names from your audience), knew how much sparrow birds like bread crumbs, so she made some toast bread and gave it to the sparrow!

And Elliot, had his grandmother pop some popcorn, and he gave it to the goldfinch!
Yum! Yum!

And Sophia, found a pinecone and spread it with peanut butter and rolled it in cereal and hung it outside for the bluejay! 
Yum! Yum! Yum!

And then, Ace, ran and got and an apple
and gave it to the cardinal! 
Yum! Yum! Triple Yum! Yum!

And that winter, the children promised that as long as the snow kept falling, and piling up, they would make sure that their bird friends would always have something delicious to eat!

And you know, it never did stop snowing!
But they all lived happily through the winter anyway...............

................and then it was Spring!

Oh, Happy Day.

The End