Friday, April 5, 2013

Storytime Swap

Thanks to Storytime ABC's, it is time for another Storytime Swap!  Kay put all of our names in a hat and matched us up to a partner who we will trade "treasures" with just in time for summer.  I gave my partner, Amanda, a list of possible choices and she chose:

Yep, Pete the Cat is back again!  He seems to appear here a lot since he is my favorite children's character.  You may remember him from here, here, or here.  Since I have done Pete the Cat before, I figured I should add to him so you have something new to look at.  Amanda had asked if I could cut some extra felt shoes since we have a die cut machine and this got me thinking.  

Pete now has numbers to match his 4 groovy buttons.  Now we can work on early math skills by counting the buttons and matching the amount to the number.  You can use all 5 numbers on the board or do something like this:

Amanda had asked for additional colored shoes for Pete so her kids could match them up.   Here's what I came up with:

If you don't want to use your feltboard, you can pull out your clothesline and do something like this:

Finally, since you have the shoes and you have the numbers, you can do some additional counting like this:

This week's Flannel Friday round-up is hosted by Lucy at In the Children's Room.


  1. Fantastic! Loving all the creative options. Very clever. And once again I find the need to *whine* "I want a die cut machine*
    thanks for posting ~ jane

    1. Thanks Jane! If it makes you feel better, I have to journey over to our Main Library to use the die cut machine. :)

  2. I can't wait to get my new buddy Pete!!!
    The set looks great - thanks for the extras, Lisa :-)
    What a fun idea to use a clothesline for matching the shoes.

    1. I am hoping to get him in the mail today!


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