Opening: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi
Book: Mouse Shapes - Ellen Stoll Walsh
(I was a bit reluctant to include this book, the pictures are on the small side for my group. It worked well enough though!)
(After we saw the mice make things from shapes, we made something too! I had the kids identify each shape as I added it to our creation, and then tell me what we made. They were quite excited during this activity. Then 'Boop'! we pressed the star and turned it on.)
Book: Press Here - Herve Tullet
(And this book was all about pressing the dot (circle)! A great interactive adventure.)
Activity: Shape Matching
(The kids were so good at following the books directions, we decided to do some more direction following. I passed out various colored shaped to the kids, and then held up my copies one at a time, and if they had matching shapes the kids help up theirs too. We matched colors, and then had them returned by shape. The kids had fun with it!)
Book: Perfect Square - Michael Hall
(This was probably the most dryly received. Even so, it worked all right.)
Activity: A House for Rosy
(from the book A House for Birdie by Stuart Murphy)
(The kids were very excited about his one. It was difficult keeping them off the flannel board when a new house appeared, they just Knew which bird was supposed to go in it!)
Rosy does not have a house.
Whenever it rains she gets wet, when the wind blows she gets cold.
So she decided to ask her friends to help her find a house.
On the way they find lots of houses that fit her friends perfectly,
but nothing for Rosy!
Finally, the friends decide to build her a house.
And it fits just right!
Book: It looked Like Spilt Milk - Charles G. Shaw
(Then I mentioned that shapes can look like anything, as long as it goes all the way around. The kids loved yelling out the shapes, my favorite was a little boy who had me turn the page back to the cake to correct me and say 'It's a boat!' )
(Finally, what shape are bubbles? Circles! And the kids had a grand time playing in them.)