The books I had on hand were:
FAIRLY FAIRY TALES by Esme Raji Codell
GOOD NIGHT, BADDIES by Deborah Underwood
INTERRUPTING CHICKEN by David Ezra Stein
LA PRINCESA AND THE PEA by Susan Middleton Elya
LITTLE BO PEEP CAN'T GET TO SLEEP by Erin Dealey
MOTHER GOOSE'S PAJAMA PARTY by Danna Smith
ROCK-A-BYE ROMP by Linda Ashman
SLEEP TIGHT, SNOW WHITE by Jen Arena
SNORING BEAUTY by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen
I have two preschool storytimes a week so I used different titles at each one & still wasn't able to use them all. I also used a collection of bedtime rhymes called SLEEPYTIME: BEDTIME NURSERY RHYMES by Terry Pierce.
Then came flannel boards. There are lots of bedtime themed one but I wanted some that were Mother Goose or fairy tales & had a twist. Here are three that I made, the first was inspired by a rhyme from SLEEPYTIME called "On Saturday Night, I lost my wife." I changed wife to cat & added the other days of the week. I found a moon image through Google for my felt moon, used our die machine to cut the other figures out of felt & (since I didn't have the star die handy) used some star cut-outs from a bulletin board,
ON SATURDAY NIGHT
On Saturday night, I lost my cat
And where do you think I found her?
High on the moon, singing a tune,
With all the stars around her.
On Sunday night, I lost my mouse
And where do you think I found him?
High on the moon singing a tune,
With all the stars around him.
(I continued with the rest of the days of the week)
Another flannel board came from Story Time Secrets, Rock-a-Bye Baby (Animals).
I used a cradle from a baby announcement for my cradle pattern and enlarged a tree die cut for my tree pattern. Again, I die cut the animals from felt.
The third flannel board built on Little Boy Blue. He's asleep, but behind which haystack? I had farm animals behind 5 of the haystacks & we rolled the die to see which number to look under.
LITTLE BOY BLUE
(expanded flannel board edition)
Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn.
The sheep's in the meadow, the cow's in the corn.
Where is the little boy who looks after the sheep?
He's under a haystack, fast asleep.
Which haystack should we pick?
Let's give the die a roll real quick.
Number ____, can it be?
Let's take a look and see.
My patterns were primarily Google images I found with the farm animals being dies that we had in our collection.
I had a lot of fun with this and my storytime group of children and adults got some good chuckles from it as well. Happy Storytimes!