Friday, February 24, 2017

Flannelboard: Houses

If I come up with more rhymes and songs to go with this set, the post will be updated to reflect that. If you have ideas for other ways to use the set, please share!


Mouse in the House is a storytime staple. When I decided to do a city themed storytime and found the "Five Little Houses" rhyme, I knew I had to make a mouse to add to the set too. Both the houses and the mouse, like most of my flannels, are my own design. I've used this flannelboard for many storytime themes including: city, Dr. Seussmice, and opposites. I'm sure that I'll be bringing it out for future storytimes too.

Songs, Rhymes, Games, and Fingerplays

“Five Little Houses”

One little house all alone it stood
Then another was built
There grows the neighborhood.
Two little houses…
Three little houses…
Four little houses…
Five little houses
All together they stood
On a beautiful street in a happy neighborhood.

“Mouse in the House”

Little mouse, little mouse are you in the (color) house?

Since “Five Little Houses” already requires a variety of houses, there's no reason not to make them all different colors add a mouse in the mix and do Mouse in the House too!


  1. OMG these are so cute, too! Your detail work is incredible.

    1. So is yours, Mr. Keith! Your stuff is very inspirational! I don't know if I would have thought to try out adding so many details to my flannels if I hadn't stumbled across your blog first.

  2. Hello,

    I would like to find out if you have temples for all your flannelboard stories if so would you be able to share it so I can do them.


    1. Hi! Sorry I didn't see this earlier. I don't actually have templates for the flannelboards I make. Given the amount of detail on them I think they might be pretty confusing in template form. If you needed a larger image of the pieces to try and figure out a template of your own, I could get you that though.