Thursday, April 16, 2015

Check your Pocket!

Miss Margaret wanted to do a 'Pocket' theme for storytime and wanted to use this book, What Did You Put in Your Pocket? by Beatrice Schenk deRegniers. Michael Grejniec's illustrations are childlike and very bright and colorful but the text is difficult to read on some of the pages because of the placement. So,... we made a felt set to use with the text.  I did use a little creative license with one of the items from the book. I changed the Monday item from chocolate pudding to pistachio pudding. I didn't have enough brown felt for two items (pudding and molasses) and I did have a great pistachio green piece of felt. I used some slick fabric paint and some glitter glue for details on the pieces. My grandson's hand was the pattern for the hand.  I did paint the back of that piece with glue to stiffen it up a bit.  I typed up the text and we're ready for some rhyming fun!

We offered a Home Extension too!  We prepped 2 shapes and made holes for lacing to make a pocket. We did use some glue on the ends of the yarn to stiffen it a bit to make it easier for the kiddos to lace the shape. We gave the kiddos some leftover  ant die cuts from another programming session to go in their pockets. The ants tied our pocket theme into another book,  Max Cleans Up by Rosemary Wells Max is always so funny! Check your pocket for lots of Fun With Friends at Storytime!   Mallory @Mallory Tells Stories has the rest of this week's roundup! If you have any questions about Flannel Friday you can find answers at the official Flannel Friday blog.

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