We have a shape story time coming up and it is really hard to find good flannelboards on this subject. I took the book Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh and partially flannelized it. You'll see what I mean below. There are a lot of great basic shapes in this book that combine to make things, such as wagons or books.
In the picture above, you can see a tree made out of 1 green triangle and 1 brown rectangle. There is a sun made out of 1 yellow circle. A house is made out of 1 red square and 1 red triangle. The wagon is made out of 1 orange rectangle and 2 blue circles. Finally, the book is made out of 2 turquoise trapezoids.
To help keep the shape creations straight, I added a picture index in the front of the file folder in which I store the flannelboard.
Of course, there are a lot of complicated creations made out of shapes so I copied those, laminated them, and added velcro to the back.
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I am thinking of doing a shapes story time soon. This is the perfect book - great job!ReplyDelete
What about different shapes of street signs? I think an alphabet book just game out with some, so you could copy and laminate those.ReplyDelete
Great idea. I will go looking for it.Delete