Flannel Boards and Stories


Want to inspire imaginative play and develop fine motor skills for your toddler or preschooler? Need a great tool for grasping and holding your child’s attention for a story or to introduce a new skill? How about a quiet yet engaging travel companion?

Flannel boards to the rescue my friends.

You can purchase flannel boards. But they can be simply and easily made. Your child will love to help out too!

Two Cups of Coffee shows us how to make flannel boards using cork boards or chalk boards.


While over at Plum Pudding you can find the directions for individual flannel boards.


I plan on making one of these to take with us on doctor trips and hospital stays! So easy!

I keep my flannel board stories inside page protectors contained within a 3 ring binder.


Although I am planning on switching out the page protectors for large Ziploc bags. I can close the Ziplocs and write the name of the flannel board story right on the front!


Parker’s favorite flannel board story is 5 Green and Speckled Frogs.


Signing “frog”:


Signing “eating”:


Helping Mom put the frogs on the flannel board:


You can do a Google search to find wonderful patterns for flannel board stories. Here’s a link to Parker’s favorite Five Green and Speckled Frogs as well as some other great ideas!

You can also find Tammy and Parker hanging out at their other blog: Praying For Parker

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