Friday, October 12, 2012

Flannel Friday: Lots 'o Dots

This is possibly the easiest flannel set in the world to make. All you have to be able to do is cut an approximation of a circle. Are mine perfect? Nope. Does it matter? Not at all.
I'll probably reuse all of these pieces again, turning them into something else when I need them.
For our art story time I wanted to use Peter H. Reynolds' book The Dot. I liked that it made the point that art can be anything, it doesn't have to look fancy or technically precise to be anything. The book itself is beautiful but "quiet" with small pages and washed out illustrations. For use in story time it had to be a little more exciting. 

By using the felt dots as I read the book out loud, kids could help me figure out which colors and sizes to put up on the board and take a more active role in the story.

First there was one dot

Small dots

Large dots

Dots of all different colors. Even dots made in negative space

And lastly there's the little boy who can't draw dots, but can draw squiggles.

Flannel Friday is hosted this week by Sarah at Read Sarah Read and for more information, past round-ups and ways to get involved, please visit the official Flannel Friday website.

1 comment:

  1. Great way to use up scraps for sure! :o) Love it!