“Try a Flannel Board,” Ensign, Oct. 1979, 71
Twenty-nine stories from the Old and New Testaments, the Book of Mormon, and Church history come alive with the new Flannel Board Story Kit available at Church distribution centers (stock no. PXLI0112, $62.00).
The figures and stories will be familiar to readers of the old Instructor magazine—they were selected from the stories written by Marie Fox Felt and printed in the Instructor from 1959 to 1970 The figures have been enlarged (some as tall as seventeen inches) so they can be seen more easily when used in large classes, and the colors have been intensified. And all figures are precut and backed with velour. Story scripts, along with instructions on the placement of the figures, are printed on the packets. The mailing box serves nicely as a storage kit. Every figure has an assigned code number so it won’t get lost among all the other figures.
Besides the characters accompanying the twenty-nine stories, the set also includes 119 additional figures, including such things as houses, animals, parents, children, trees—a total of 367 figures. These additional figures greatly broaden the uses of the flannel board kit beyond the telling of twenty-nine stories. Carefully selected by members of the Church Music Department and the general boards of the Sunday School, Relief Society, and Primary, the figures are excellent visual aids for teaching songs to children and for use in Church nurseries and classes of all age groups.
Also included are instructions on how to construct a flannel board and how to tell stories to children. Flannel Board Story Kit is a valuable addition to ward meetinghouse and home libraries.