Flannel Friday: Spaghetti time!

Who doesn’t love spaghetti? You can eat it up (extra noodles for me), dress it up (fancy cheese, for example), healthy it up (whole grain noodles), fun it up (SLURP!), and even read and craft it up.  Here’s a simple craft/flannel board for your next spaghetti storytime.

Cut out a bowl shape (I freehanded this one) out of construction paper, the bigger the better.  If you like, you can use a Sharpie or marker to draw a line near the top for a little more bowly- definition.  Use a utility knife to cut a slit in the bowl shape just above the line, at about not quite an inch from the top.  Bonus: if you have the time, you can glue a piece of paper to the back of the bowl that features an appropriate book list or song lyric, but this isn’t necessary.

Slip a length of yellow or brown yarn into the slit, arranging the “spaghetti” so it flows out of the bowl.

This can be a quick and simple craft (the kids can color or affix stickers onto the bowl), or it can be used on the flannelboard to accompany your favorite spaghetti story or song.

Some of my spaghetti faves:

Spaghetti for Suzy by Pita Coplins

Dinosaur vs Bedtime by Bob Shea

On Top of Spaghetti by Paul Brett Johnson

Spaghetti Eddie by Ryan SanAngelo

Spaghetti Legs by Jim Gill (on Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes)

Extra sauce, noodles and cheese for me, please!

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