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Flannel Friday: The Itsy Bitsy Spider


Judy Sierra’s Mother Goose’s Playhouse is an awesome resource for flannel boards.

Here is a flannelized version the Itsy Bitsy Spider. I think this is a song that can really stand on it’s own, but I really like the props Sierra’s version offers. I tried to make the finger puppet from the pattern in the book, but I messed it up. So I tried  something a little easier:

I cut 4 strips of felt.

Then I tied the strips in a knot, and trimmed the legs to a reasonable length.

At this point I realized I would have to hold the spider between my fingers, and I really wanted it to be a finger puppet. I decided to make it a ring. this way, I would still wear it, but I wouldn’t actually have to hold it. I made a loop out of felt, and sewed it to the spider.

Finally, I rounded the ends of the legs. Here’s what it looks like on my finger


Sierra’s pattern also has props for the rain and the sun. I am working on them, and I’ll update the post later tonight.

Sarah from Read It Again! is hosting this week.


4 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: The Itsy Bitsy Spider

  1. That is very cute. I hadn’t seen that book before by Sierra, but I am definitely interloaning it now!

  2. So easy and I love K’s idea of making them as a give-away – I’ve got a small group on Saturdays and that would totally work for that group of mostly toddlers!

  3. Ooooo – I love your idea for having a “give away” item each week! I have a small-ish story time on Saturday mornings – and I could see something like that being really fun!

  4. How fun! I can see making these as a giveaway for one of our Sunday programs or our Halloween program so that each participant could have their own. :o) Fun! I can’t wait to see your sun and rain.

    Thanks for sharing the resource book. It should be in everyone’s professional collection, don’t you think?

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