Socks and Shoes!

The Plan



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

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes”

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!
Credit: Childhood

Fingerplay: “Shoes”
(start with hands close together and move them farther apart with each pair)
Baby’s shoes
Child’s shoes
Mother’s shoes
Father’s shoes
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.

4 comments on “Socks and Shoes!

  1. missmeganonthemoon
    May 31, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    Love your blog! What is the “Socks Match Up” flannelboard rhyme?


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