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Shapes Storytime

Storytime

Shapes Storytime

Scott Bahlmann

Opening: Shake My Sillies Out - Raffi

 

Book: Mouse Shapes - Ellen Stoll Walsh

 
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(I was a bit reluctant to include this book, the pictures are on the small side for my group. It worked well enough though!)


Activity: Build-a-bot

 
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(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.)

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Book: Press Here - Herve Tullet

 
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(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

 
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(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)

 
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(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

 
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(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!' )


Activity: Bubbles!

 

(Finally, what shape are bubbles? Circles! And the kids had a grand time playing in them.)