I mentioned on Wednesday that I did a cat-themed storytime for Pre-K. Of course I had to read Pete the Cat! After we got done reading the book, I put up a flannelized Pete the Cat and basically did some flashcards with the kids. I told them that I wondered what would happen if Pete stepped in other things–what color would his shoes be?
I printed out clip art for grapes, grass, oranges, lemons, and a bathtub (for bubbles). I typed the name of each item in the corresponding color. I cut everything out and glued each set to a piece of white cardstock (about 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″)
On the other side I glued coordinating scrapbook paper. The name of the color was also printed in the corresponding color and glued on. Finally, I googled “shoe coloring page”, pasted the image into Microsoft Word, sized it up, and printed out five copies. I colored each of them with markers, cut them out, then glued them to their cards.
For the “Bubbles” card, I took the extra step of gluing some cotton into the bathtub, the putting down more white glue and sprinkling iridescent glue on top. Then I “laminated” all of the cards using clear contact paper.
Of course, it doesn’t really matter what order you use them in, but I made sure to put the bubbles last so that Pete’s shoes could be white again.
Kay Leigh at Storytime ABC’s is our Flannel Friday host this week. Happy Flannel Friday, everyone!