I love my white shoes!

Tennis shoes…boots…high heel shoes…flip flops. There are so many different types of shoes.  Which is your favorite?

Books:

 

Pete the Cat

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin

 

Centipede's 100 Shoes

Centipede’s 100 Shoes by Tony Ross

 

Whose Shoes?

Whose Shoes? A Shoe for Every Job by Stephen R. Swinburne

 

Click Here to Find These Books on the Heights Library Catalog

 

Rhymes & Fingerplays:

My Shoes (tune: Skip to My Lou)

I have two shoes, how about you?

I have two shoes, how about you?

I have two shoes, how about you?

Stomp with your shoes like I do.

Sing the song again and substitue “stomp” in the last line with hop, skip, jump…

 

One, Two, Tie My Shoe

One, two tie my shoe

Three, four shut the door

Five, six pick up sticks

Seven, eight lay them straight

Nine, ten big fat hen (works well with a hen puppet if you have one!)

Let’s get up and count again!

 

Five Pairs of Shoes (I printed out and colored 5 shoes for this rhyme)

Five pairs of shoes in the shoe store

Someone bought the red ones, now there are four.

Four pairs of shoes for all to see

Someone bought the blue ones, now there are three.

Three pairs of shoes shiny and new

Someone bought the yellow ones, now there are two.

Two pairs of shoes they look like fun

Someone bought the pink ones, now there is one.

One pair of shoes at the end of the day

I bought the green ones, hip hip hooray!

 

Art Project:

For our art project, I used a coloring page I found in a Google image search (search “Pete the Cat coloring pages”). To make the project more interactive, I cut out Pete’s shoes and traced them on colored construction paper: blue, red, and brown, so that the kids could re-enact the story by giving Pete different colored shoes. Older children were also able to practice writing by filling in the blank to describe Pete’s shoes. My example is shown below:

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