This week my storytime theme was colors and we used the following feltboards for my storytimes.
To begin storytime I started with a simple counting poem. You can have the children counting off on their fingers along with you as you do the poem.
I hot glued string to the backs of the balloons.
Five Little Balloons
5 little balloons, I wish I had more!
The red one floats away, and then there are 4.
4 little balloons, pretty as can be.
The blue one floats away, and then there are 3.
3 little balloons, only a few.
the yellow one floats away, and then there are 2.
2 little balloons, they are so much fun.
the green one floats away, and then there is 1.
1 little balloons, the last one for me.
The purple one floats away. Now I’m as sad as can be.
–from a postcard in our library collection of rhymes and fingerplays
I also made a felt board for one of my new favorite books. Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin.
Recently, a couple of us read this book at the local elementary school to promote library card week. We played the audio version of the book (we also used Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes– which we made up movements for) and the kids LOVED it.
The second picture of shoes shows colors that were not in the original story. I thought it would be fun to make shoes in different colors and have the kids suggest ideas as to what Pete might have stepped in to turn his shoes yellow, pink or green.
I also used the book Mary Wore Her Red Dress adapted by Merle Peek.
The patterns for this story came from the book 2’s Experience Stories by Liz and Dick Wilmes. All details were added with fabric paint and I used a cute pompom on the party hat.