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Flannel Friday: Soup for One


Happy Flannel Friday!

If you haven’t read this adorable counting book, go find it, and read it! It’s adorable.


I’m planning to use this new book at Toddler Time this week. I’m going to try following the book with a repeat/extention. It’s an age-old story: Fly meets soup, fly gets, fly loses soup… One little fly thinks he is getting a big bowl of hot soup all to himself, but one after another unwelcome pals (1, 2, 3…10) try to swoop (or rather, slurp) in on his date. Finally the whole gang is chased away by a great big lizard who swallows down the soup in one big gulp. The bugs all skitter off before he gets a hankering for dessert (the 6-legged kind, if you know what  I mean).

I found a bowl and stuffed it with a bunch of red felt, slapped together some clip art, and voila!

Can you guess which one is the hero of this story? Find the crankiest face...

Can you guess which one is the hero of this story? Hint: find the crankiest face…

We also have this awesome chameleon puppet. So I’m going to try some sleight of hand to have him slurp up the soup.



I have a story extention… Here’s a pdf of this flannelized version of Soup For One. I suppose one could also use it as a craft or take-home activity, if one was so inclined…

Annie is hosting this week at sotommorow. And don’t forget to get yourself on the #FF map!


7 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: Soup for One

  1. Thanks for sharing – your bug buddies are adorable! I love that you shared the PDF too; it can be so frustrating to see cute characters in a post & not be able to find anything that looks as good when you make the set for yourself.
    Do you have certain go-to websites for clip art or do you use a software package? I have been having trouble finding good quality images (especially in colour) for my story sets.

    Thanks for any help you can offer!

    • Thanks!

      my library subscribes to 2 clipart services: and

      between the two of them i can usually find good images. i use a 2-step process. first i do a general search (in this case: bugs). I find an image i like, and narrow the search to the “collection” that image belongs to. This way makes it easier to find images that coordinate well. This search didn’t take me very long, but finding 10 images that worked well together was a little challenging.

  2. This is so cute! I’ve never seen this book before so I’m seriously glad you shared. Very creative =)

  3. What a fun way to make this book come alive! That puppet is great with it. I love doing soup storytimes, and I know I’m going to have to add this one in! Thanks for sharing.

  4. And why didn’t you do this one BEFORE I did my annual soup program?
    Seriously, this is adorable and I am going to see if we have the book and then I am going to print this out or make a note of it and do it NEXT January.

  5. I love this book and your version is super cute!

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