Flannel Friday: A House for Birdie

2 Sep

I got this flannel idea from Cate at Storytiming. It’s based on the book A House for Birdie by Stuart J. Murphy, and the story, in its simplified flannel version, goes like this:

Here’s Birdie (with fuschia feathers) and her friends Spike (tall and narrow), Queenie (tall and wide), Goldie (short and wide) and Fidget (short and narrow).

Birdie’s tired of her birdhouse, so she decides to go look for another one. Her friends offer to help her. These are the first two houses they encounter:

Will either of these work for Birdie? One is tall and wide, and one is short and narrow. They’re not the right size for Birdie, but…

…they’re perfect for Queenie and Fidget, who decide to move in!

How about these houses? Will they work for Birdie?

One is tall and narrow, while the other is short and wide. They won’t work for Birdie, but…

They’re perfect for Spike and Goldie! They finally find this house; will it work for Birdie?

It’s perfect!

The kids can help tell you which houses work for which birds, by naming their colors. They will also learn the words wide, tall, narrow, and short. You might also throw some synonyms at them, like big, large, tiny, small, etc.

I found a pattern for the house by searching “house template” in google images.  There were a lot of tiny parts to this flannel to put together, but the finished product (including googly eyes) makes me happy! I’m very excited to use this cute story with my preschoolers.

Visit Anne later today for the full Flannel Friday roundup.

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2 Responses to “Flannel Friday: A House for Birdie”

  1. JuliaMayo September 21, 2011 at 8:38 am #

    I made a set for my storytime. Can’t wait to use it!

  2. clevinso September 2, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    cute! I love the googily eyes.

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