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?
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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2 thoughts on “Flannel Friday: Shape Monster”
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!
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Thanks Jennifer! How does your shape song go?