Here’s a cute little flannel story that will help preschoolers learn their colors.
- Different colored felt
- Freezer paper
- Googly eye
- Glue gun
- Little Mouse and House Printable
Print out the mouse and house pattern (see link above). And then trace pattern onto freezer paper. A reader also told me that you can print directly onto the freezer paper.
I then ironed the freezer paper onto the felt and cut the shape out. For more detailed directions on this method…please refer to my post: The Secret to Cutting Felt.
I hot glued the ear, googly eye, and tail to the body of the mouse. (I didn’t make a pattern for the mouse tail…I just cut a long strip of white felt).
Before playing this game with the child(ren), place all the houses on the flannel board and then hide the mouse behind one of the colored houses. Tell the children….”look at all the little houses we have. They are all different colors. Can you tell me the colors we have? We have a orange house, a blue house, a green house, etc.
But we have a problem. We don’t know which house the little mouse is hiding in. Will you help me find her?
Let’s call for her…. “Little mouse, little mouse, are you in the [Point to] ________ house?” Slowly peel back the house to see if the mouse is under the house. “She wasn’t in that house, which house should we try next?” Ask the child(ren) to choose a color, and repeat the chant.
My daughter loves this flannel storyboard. I would hide the mouse and she would try and find her all by herself or she would hide the mouse so that I could try and find the mouse. Here is a video of her playing with the flannel story by herself: