I just heard that Ana from Ingles360 is having a Laura Numeroff linky party to celebrate this great author's birthday! I just LOVE all of her books, especially If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. In fact, I create a lot of felt board stories myself (it's super easy and much cheaper than buying them) and I have created 2 of Laura's stories for my students to use. And it's a GREAT centre for the students which can easily be changed weekly with each story you read.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
If You Take a Mouse to School
Tip: To make felt board stories, photocopy pictures that you would like to recreate and cut them out. Tape them (all around) directly onto the felt and cut out with a great pair of fabric scissors. If you want to cut out the mouse, say, in brown, tape the whole mouse onto brown felt. If you want the mouse's overalls blue, like I did, just cut out the overalls and tape them onto blue felt. Then glue the overalls onto the mouse (be sure to buy fabric glue). You may have to photocopy the same picture twice to do this. Then just decorate with fabric markers, googly eyes and glitter. Really easy and fun!
I'll post more of the felt board stories I have made in upcoming posts (there are tonnes of them!).