Friday, March 7, 2014

Flannel Friday – Make A Potato Head!

In our Play and Learn area, we have a flannel board that we change each month. This month, I was on Pinterest and saw this amazing pin! The link no longer works, but the idea originated at the Suring, WI library. As soon as I saw it, I knew I needed to borrow the idea immediately.

Using some of my master googling skills, I found a printable template for the Potato Head pieces. This blog has some great ideas for "quiet books". They're so creative!

I didn't want to be picking up flannel pieces all day, so I kept the number of pieces to a minimum. Our friend has 3 sets of eyes, 4 hats, 2 mouths, arms, shoes, and a fun mustache.

I included a parent tip to encourage talking while their child created. I also included some starter questions in case parents were struggling with what to ask their little one. I've heard some great stories so far. 

This would be a great storytime activity if you were talking about body parts or silly things. I can see kids laughing hysterically when you put Potato Head's eyes and nose in the wrongs spots!

The Flannel Friday Round Up this week is over at Catch the Possibilities. Everyone go and read all of the other amazing submissions!


  1. This is adorable! I pinned this as well and maybe someday I will make it. Great job ~ jane

  2. Hello, My name is Amanda and I'm the librarian that made the one you pinned. I'm the director of the Suring Area Public Library. I made The Potatohead last year and it has been a HUGE hit ever since. I'm honored that you liked it so much to make your own.

    1. Thank you so much for the amazing inspiration! The kids have absolutely loved it.



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