Dog In Boots by Greg Gormley
Duck Sock Hop by Jane Kohuth
Pete the Cat: Rocking In My School Shoes by Eric Litwin
Which Shoes Would You Choose? by Betsy R. Rosenthal
Flannelboard: “Socks Match-Up”
Action Rhyme: “Old Shoes, New Shoes”
Old shoes, new shoes
(Child) is wearing (description) shoes
One, two, three, four
Now I stomp them on the floor!
Credit: Preschool Education
Action Rhyme: “One, Two, Buckle My Shoe”
One, two, buckle my shoe (pretend to tie shoes)
Three, four, shut the door (clap hands)
Five, six, pick up sticks (pretend to pick up sticks)
Seven, eight, lay them straight (pretend to lay them)
Nine, ten, begin again! // That’s the end!
(start with hands close together and move them farther apart with each pair)
Modified from: Youth Literature
Scratch art once again appears! My little kids cannot get enough of this stuff!
How It Went
This was a particularly wonderful storytime for me because it took place during our school system’s winter break. I got to see a lot of kids who had “graduated” from storytime come back with younger siblings. I had a great time hearing about their new classrooms and teachers and friends. The kids LOVED the extension activities and in particular, the fingerplay “Shoes.” During the books I read about teaching them the fingerplay, a lot of the kids played along as Dog tried on different kinds of shoes.