Friday, April 17

Flannel Friday: Mustaches!

Mustaches, my friend. They're hip and happening. With the new release of Mustache Baby Meets His Match, it was only a matter of time before I planned a whole storytime surrounding facial hair. Turns out, it expanded to include monsters as well because of the fabulous book Mo's Mustache. So I have two flannels today, regarding mustaches...

The first was totally and completely inspired by a fabulous original composition I discovered on Sunflower Storytime. I tweaked the rhyme a bit to fit my fancy, but it's still about Mr. Lou and his mustache that grew and grew:

There once lived a man named Mr. Lou,
He had a mustache that grew, and GREW!
By Monday, it was as tiny as his nose,
By Tuesday, on and on it grows!
By Wednesday, it stretched as far as his ears!
By Thursday, it looked as if it had grown for years.
But on Friday Mr. Lou caught the flu…
and off went the mustache—it flew and FLEW!

The kids were laughing so hard when I put the biggest mustache on. I had to do it all twice, they loved it so much. He did look pretty funny:

And the second flannel that I did starred the characters of Mo's Mustache.

The pieces worked for doing "Five Little Monsters Jumping on the Bed," as well as a quick game of hide-and-seek, where I hid Mo's Mustache behind one of the monsters. The kids guessed which color and we said "Mustache mustache, where can it be? Is the (color) monster hiding it? Let’s peek see!" It was all a lot of fun!

Mallory at Mallory Tells Stories is hosting the Flannel Friday round-up today. You can also check out the FF website, Pinterest, or Facebook! Or use #flannelstorytime on Twitter!


  1. Love this!! Totally fun!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love Mr Lou - will need to make this. Thank you!

  3. Thanks guys! Mr. Lou is definitely a hit with the kids :)