Pete the Cat is a great character and I'm so glad I included a Pete the Cat themed storytime in my fall schedule. I did a couple of things to extend the stories via the flannel board. The first was a felt version of Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes. I got the patterns for Pete, the shoes, strawberries, oranges, lemons, grapes, mud, water (not pictured), and blueberries from Make Learning Fun. I decided I wanted a few more colors so I used clipart from Microsoft Office to make a watermelon and avocado. I free cut the cement and used a clipart image I found online to make the black beans.
After reading the book, we use the felt set. I ask the kids to identify the objects around Pete and then their colors. After we do that, I ask them what they'd like Pete to step in. When they tell me, I change his shoes. I then ask if Pete cried when he stepped in the whatever. They answer no and I ask what he did. They respond he kept on singing.
After reading Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons, we play a "where are the buttons game". I was inspired by Tracey's post on 1234 More Storytimes.
I used this image from clker.com for the cats. Kathryn's post of Ten Kitty Cats on her blog Fun with Friends at Storytime inspired the use of the cats. I made 20 in various colors. I call these guys Pete's Posse. Behind 4 of them, there's a flannel button hidden. The kids pick a cat, identify the color, and then look for a button. Lots of fun was had by all at storytime this week!