Happy Flannel Friday Everyone!
I am in the process of making a Flannel Board for Pete the Cat: I Love My New Shoes. I’m using the template many of my FFRUers have recommended from MakingLearningFun.
While I’m still working on that one, I made a very simple flannelless activity for the 2nd installment of the Pete the Cat:
This activity would work well in a family storytime. You still need the read the book, but this activity offers kids a way to participate in telling the story. I made up 25 sets of 6 laminated picture cards. Each card features an item Pete will be doing/using as he moves through the activities that make up his school day. I hand out 1 set to each family, and ask them to lay out all six on the floor in front of them. Then as you read the story give them time to figure out which picture matches the activity.
Here’s a video of Eric Litwin visiting the Decatur Library in Decatur Georgia last summer. It’s an awesome demonstration of dialogic reading with big groups. He’s so cool.
For more storytime ideas check out the Flannel Friday Round Up. Linda is hosting this week at Notes from the Storytime Room. And if that’s not a enough, the pinterest archive is a smorgasbord of storytime ideas.
P.S. I just found out that Pete the Cat 3 is coming out in May 2012! Wahooo!!!!