Friday, August 9, 2013

Inspired by Flannel Friday--Five Green and Speckled Frogs

I have been wanting to make this storytime prop for YEARS--ever since I first saw it on Mel's Desk in April 2011 (Holy moly time flies!).

I loved Mel's adorable frogs and their little log, but first I had to learn how to sing the song (that explains why it took so long).

Also, I knew that in order to use it in my family storytimes, I would have to make it bigger! Enter the mailing tube! Each frog photo is four inches wide, and it's shown sitting on the top shelf of a book cart, to give you an idea of the scale.

I added numbers for a little extra literacy punch. And yes, the waves do line up, because I'm fancy like that.

Next, I plan to steal another one of Mel's ideas, and hand out pipe-cleaner flies for the kids to wave around while we sing.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Elsewhere: Green Bean Blog

Hello! I wrote an article for Sarah's awesome ongoing series, "So You Want to Read Middle Grade." Head over to Green Bean Teen Queen to check it out.

P.S. writing this on my phone in the car while on vacation: please excuse any mistakes :)
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