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Flannel Friday: Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do


Update: Here is the pdf so you can make this flannelboard: Clothesline Clues To The Jobs People Do

This week’s #FF is based on one of my favorite picture books from 2012:

Clothesline Clues to the Jobs People Do by Kathryn Heling and Deborah Hembrook

I made this magnet board last fall for our teacher workshop, and forgot to post it for flannel friday. Anyway, I love this book for a million reasons, but here’s a few: 1) it’s beautiful, 2) brilliant concept + perfect execution; 3) it’s silly; 4) it captures how kids think of grownups doing their jobs in a whimsical way. Anyway, it’s pretty simple.

Name that job!

Name that job!

I’ve only used it a couple of times, but the kids loved it. I hung yarn, and used some handy dandy magnetized mini clothespins to hold up the clothes. Then I read the story, and we discussed what the clothes on the line said about the people who hung them. The group was too big to let the kids take turns dressing the dolls peacefully during the story.

Artist & Astronaut in their gear.

Artist & Astronaut in their gear.

Instead I  I left the pieces up during playtime. They had a ball putting on the Ms Cate’s Storytime Show, and the moms and I had a ball being the audience.

Katie is hosting the #FFRU this week at her delightful blog, storytime katie… Thanks Katie! She’s using this inlinkz so adding your post is super simple!

Oh shoot! I have a pdf of these images. I had to (sort of) draw these images based on an assortment of dress up dolls I found on the internet. I thought I had it saved on dropbox, but that was a figment of my imagination. I will update this post when I #sundaylibrarian.

7 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: Clothesline Clues to Jobs People Do

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  3. Love this – and I had just discovered the book. Any chance you would still post the pdf for us? (Please?!?) Thanks!

  4. The digital version of this book is available through my library at! Trial version free, and I’d love librarian/storyteller input!

    • Why i didn’t think to look for it, I’ll never know! –I’m going to blame the Press Here app (since I’ve spent an incalculable # of hrs playing the Press Here app since I DL’d last year!LOL but seriously it’s like my own personal angry birds…I can play these minigames nonstop for a scary-long time)— Anyway, that was a tangent. the thanks for the tip, littleelit! btw, ur blog rocks!

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