A House of Shapes

Recently I was going through our shelf of books giving ideas for for storytimes, fingerplays, and flannel boards and came across “Fingertales” by Joan Hilyer Phelps. A fortunate discovery as I found several flannel boards on themes we use on a yearly basis and don’t have a lot of flannel boards to use with. One of the flannel boards I found is “A House of Shapes.” This one does double duty. It works for both a Houses and Home theme as well as a shapes theme. It was very quick to put together. I did add some embroidery to the roof to make it a little more interesting to look at.

Some houses are wood and some are stone.
But let’s build one with shapes alone.

Start with a square, but we won’t stop.
Add a triangle up on the top.
Then a rectangle for the door.
Now square windows–1, 2, 3, 4!
A little circle just for fun.

Now our shape house is all done.