Flannel Friday — Mouse’s Halloween House

Here’s one of the felt stories that I made last year for one of our Halloween programs. The story comes from Judy’s Sierra’s Mother Goose Playhouse.  I saw many versions of this on the internet, including  So Tomorrow, Jen in the Library, and Busy Crafting Mommy, to name a few. These examples provided the inspiration to try my hand at this sweet and simple little story. I substituted a mouse finger puppet from Folkmanis when I told the story, mainly because I thought she was so darn cute!

Little field mouse found a big orange house

Mother Mouse found a big orange house. Lucky her!

Well, that orange house had the perfect brown chimney and a nice little bit of green on the roof!

Well, that orange house had the perfect brown chimney and a nice little bit of green on the roof.  Mouse must have had an excellent real estate agent to find a gem like this.

Mouse nibbled a door so her children could come inside the house

Mouse nibbled a door so her children could come inside the house.

Then Mouse nibbled two windows

Then Mouse nibbled two windows so her children could see outside.

Then Mouse nibbled a wide hole at the bottom

Then Mouse nibbled a wide hole at the bottom so her children could run in and out.

Then she lit it all up with a candle.

Then Mouse turned on the lights, lighting her house up.

 

Well, now.  What a nice little house for Mouse and her children.  Hey, isn’t that house a jack-o-lantern?  Why, yes, yes it is!  When I told this in storytime, one of the boys in attendence shouted out “Jack-o-Lantern!!” with so much glee that I decided this story was a keeper.

I used Judy Sierra’s double felting method, making these felt pieces extra sturdy. I’m sure I can find some double duty uses for them as Halloween rolls around again this year.

Check out Flannel Friday‘s 2nd Annual Halloween Extravaganza Round Up over on Storytime’s ABC!

**UPDATE** — here is the link to the template that I used for the jack o lantern.  I’ve tried to track down its source, but it’s one of those mysterious Pinterest pins that doesn’t list credentials.  Please let me know if you know where this came from and I’ll be sure to give credits!

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Flannel Friday — Mouse’s Halloween House

  1. I am IN LOVE with this!! You did a beautiful job & the use of the puppet is such a sweet addition, I have to make this to use for my storytimes this week! Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s