Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Old is new Again

When I was young and in Primary flannel board stories were all very common. I even remember playing with my mother's flannel board at home, using random shapes to build objects and make up stories.

Somewhere along the line, though, flannel boards fell out of fashion. Passe, you might say. But you may want to dig this little teaching tool out to help spice up your family scripture study, family home evening lessons, or even a Primary lesson. The newness of it in the eyes of your children will be sure to draw their attention and the lesson taught will be anchored more deeply in the depths of their memory. They may even want to play with it long after your teaching moment has ended--gotta love when that happens!

To help you may simply want to turn to the Friend magazine. Most months in 1998 there was a different flannel board story printed, including ones for Esther, Enos, and Moroni. These figures need to be colored--but if you want already colored versions, this blog has them ready for you. (There are 48 of them listed there! Yay!)

Additionally, some darling scripture puppets published in the Friend each month in 1986 could easily be converted and used for flannel board figures.

Finally, an Etsy shop called Teachable Moments also makes some sweet flannel board story pieces worth checking out (as shown in the picture for this post). So cute!

I am sure there are other flannel board resources out there, so get to it! If you find something great, be sure to leave a comment and share with us.

Scripture of the Day: 1 Timothy 3:4


  1. I love flannel board stories. I have a lot of them from the days when my kids were smaller and I was in a FHE group. I think I am going to dig them out. Not only would they be fun for FHE but I think even my seminary students could have fun with them. Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. I want to do this for an enrichment activity when I get into a young ward! thanks!

  3. Flannel board stories are AWESOME! I've used them years ago for FHE, Primary classes and sharing time. They were always a hit! I know what I'll be doing for my next FHE. Thanks!


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