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!