Saturday, January 26, 2013

Flannel Friday's Mushy-Gushy Round-Up

Yeah, I'm a little late being that it's Saturday and all.....

This "flannel" is straight from

I'm going to do it a little differently though:

I have lots of kisses to give away
Who should I kiss this Valentine's Day?

After we blow kisses to mommy, daddy, baby, and doggie we will say the rhyme again and then I'll hold up a "kiss" sticker and I'll say, "I'll kiss Avery!" (or whichever child is sitting close enough) and put a sticker on her.  I will then "kiss" all the kids with stickers!

You can buy a roll of 100 stickers for $1.99 from or look for packs of kiss stickers at most crafting stores, Target, or Wal-Mart this time of year.

Thanks for the great flannel ideas, storytimesecrets!


  1. What a cute idea! I love stickers.

  2. I LOVE this idea!!! Thank you for sharing. It's a great different way to end my storytimes. I usually stamp a hand. Way cool!

  3. So sweet! I love the idea of using this rhyme with kiss stickers! <3 Very creative!

    I know the perfect book to use with this rhyme, too. It is Hugs and Kisses by Christophe Loupy. It is about a puppy named Hugs who goes out one morning while his family is asleep and searches for "something special". He receives kisses in different places like his neck, nose, etc, from different animals on the farm. Fun!

    We have done this book as a live-action presentation with puppets at our Old-Fashioned Valentine's Party. We re-wrote it so that it is the King of Hearts looking for "something special" for the Queen. We put kiss stickers on the King when each animal kisses him (as the book describes) so he is covered with kisses by the end. LOL!

    Now, I'll have to make sure to have enough stickers to kiss each child! Won't that be fun?

    Thank you so much for sharing this new, creative idea. You have inspired me! Hugs and Kisses to you! ***muah***

    ~ K ~

  4. Kay Leigh, I just put a hold on Hugs and Kisses. I love this sharing! The book looks adorable. Thanks so much for sharing =)

  5. I love how you've adapted this! Most of my story times have too many kids for that idea to be practical - otherwise, I'd be borrowing it.

    1. Katie, you might be surprised at how well a large group will do when waiting for their turn for something like a kiss sticker. Or you could pass a kiss sticker out to the parents at arrival time, ask them to keep it a secret until time to use it, and then have each parent " kiss" their own child with a sticker. :o)

      Just an idea for you. I love to brainstorm ways to make ideas work for large and small groups. Sometimes it works ~ sometimes it doesn't! *shrug*

    2. Katie, I totally agree with Storytime Fun! Can you have another co-worker or two pop in towards to end to help hand out stickers and say, "Here's your kiss from Miss Katie!"? Or maybe put several baskets around the room filled with stickers? Or stand outside the programming room to hand them out after storytime... if everyone kind of packs up and leaves at their own pace it should stagger the group.

      Your groups may be bigger than mine, but mine are still pretty big (45ish toddlers, 40ish Pre-K kids) and I usually will have somebody help me hand out items even if it's a parent.

  6. Hugs and Kisses by Loupy is a great book...of course Kay uses it!! Piper loves it too!! This is an adorable idea. Love the sharing/problem solving/idea creating going on here.

  7. Anyone looking for the stickers--Oriental Trading Company is offering free shipping right now. I ordered them and they're claiming they won't get there till Valentine's Day, but they're usually much quicker than that. If not, you could always tuck them away till next year.