This week, I did a flannel from Melissa at Mel’s Desk! She did this super cute shape game and I repeated it with my 3-7 year old storytime group.
To start, I had all the shapes turned over, so that they were just shapes. (The kite string and popsicle stick just got tucked under their pieces.) Then, I asked the kids what they thought the shapes could be if they were summer items. My kids guessed the sun, the ice cream cone, and the kite without prompting. The beach towel and popsicle were easier after a bit of discussion — ie “What do we need to go to the beach?”
The pinwheel STUMPED them. I put all four triangles up and finally someone said, “FIREWORKS!” I congratulated them (because we had just read a book with fireworks in it, and my little girl was trying to draw connections between what we read and what we did on the board, and she’s only three!) and then I moved on.
All in all, this was a GREAT flannel, and one that the kids enjoyed and I felt made me a better librarian (for having a discussion with them instead of just saying a rhyme)!
And we’re back at Mel’s Desk this week for the round-up! Look for it there!