Colors & Shapes!

The Plan



Color Zoo by Lois Ehlert
Little Green Peas by Keith Baker
Monsters Love Colors by Mike Austin
My Heart Is Like a Zoo by Michael Hall
Round Like a Ball by Lisa Campbell Ernest

Extension Activities

Flannelboard: “Brown Bear, Brown Bear”

Flannelboard: “The Shape Game”

Flannelboard: “The Shape Story”

Prop: Song Cube

Song: “Driving Round In My Car”
Driving round in my little red car
Driving round in my little red car
Driving round in my little red car
Zoom zoom zoom zoom zoom
(Go through red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple)
Credit: Childhood

Song: “I Can See Shapes” (Tune: London Bridge)
I can see a circle shape, circle shape, circle shape
I can see a circle shape, how about you?
(Little square, triangle, rectangle, diamond)
Credit: The Story Place

How It Went

Site Information
At this location, I do two storytimes and each group has their own theme/storytime. Today’s group was the toddler, two-year-old, & three-year-old classrooms. I read to 46 people total over the two storytimes.

This particular facility selects themes for me to do ahead of time to tie into their curriculum.

Preschool 1 (Outside)
This was an interesting storytime. During storytime, the test siren alarm went off (as it’s scheduled to in Illinois — the first Tuesday of every month) and after that the kids were GONE. I did get through Color Zoo and Round Like a Ball before the sirens and they enjoyed those. The flannels and songs did hold their attention through the end of our time together though!

Preschool 2 & Toddlers (Inside)
My younger group really liked doing “Brown Bear” as a flannelboard. They had read the story in their classroom earlier in the week and were great at predicting where the story was going to go! Their favorite book was My Heart is Like a Zoo since they were great at animal identification!

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