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.
Big Round Sun
Big round sun in the summer sky Hold arms in circle over head
Waved to a cloud that was passing by Wave!
The little cloud laughed as it started to rain Wiggle fingers downward for rain
And out came the big round sun again. Hold up arms in circle above head again
All Sorts of Shapes by Hannad Reidy Bear In A Square by Stella blackstone Brown Rabbit’s Shapes by Alan Baker Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier Not A Box by Antoinette Portis Perfect Square by Michael Hall Round Is A Mooncake by Roseanne Thong Round Is A Tortilla by Roseanne Thong Shape Capers by Cathryn Falwell The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds Triangle by Mac Barnett Walter’s Wonderful Web by Tim Hopgood What Do Wheels Do All Day? by April Jones Prince