Flannel Friday: Shape Monster

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One more math flannel to share this week!  Shape Monster is super fun and easy.  All you need is a sock puppet and some shapes!

Shape Monster, Shape Monster, hungry for lunch!

I wonder which shape you’d like to munch?

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Credit: I found this shape monster rhyme (or something quite like it) in one of our storytime kits.  I’m not sure who to credit for the original idea, but I see that Deb’s Design has a slightly different and equally fun flannel shape monster activity!

I love this flannel because it’s a great opportunity to practice many different skills, not just shape recognition.  Maybe shape monster is hungry for a specific shape (like a star), or a specific color (a shape that is blue), or something round like a cookie.  I encourage the kiddos to use descriptive and directional vocabulary to help Shape Monster find the right treat!

After Shape Monster eats (and BURPS) a lot, he’s pretty thirsty!  I like to sneak in some more early math practice by asking the kids which juice Shape Monster should drink if he is REALLY thirsty.  What if he is just a little thirsty?  In the end, Shape Monster usually drinks all three and gets a tummy ache.  🙂

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Many thanks to Lisa for hosting this week at Lisa’s Library Land!  New to Flannel Friday or need more flannel inspiration?

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About Jessica F

I'm a former teacher turned library lady! These days I tutor, blog, sing in storytime (okay all the time), read books, drink excessive amounts of Mountain Dew and go to grad school.
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One Response to Flannel Friday: Shape Monster

  1. Jennifer says:

    I love this! I have a shape song the kids really like, but I use it soooo much, I’m getting tired of it. Great to have something else to mix it up with!

    Like

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