> Consonant Digraph Sh >
Sh is for Shoes
Health and Nutrition
> Why wear shoes?
Numbers > Sorting, Matching, Sizing Shoe
Nursery Rhymes >
There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
Related activity >
Fairy tales > The Elves and the
Activity > There was an Old
Woman who lived in a Shoe
* Print, read and sing the
nursery rhyme poster in the link provided. Make sure child understands the meaning
of all the words. Identify colors in the
Children under 2 will benefit greatly from singing, using puppets,
stuffed animals, and/or finger plays with nursery rhymes.
Activity > Health > Discuss Shoes
* Why do we wear shoes? Discuss
*To protect our feet from injury and diseases. Shoes also
help us keep good posture and that is important for good health.
*Demonstrate different shoes and their use in a particular
activity. These are some shoes and you may have an old catalog
showing different types of shoes as well or visit a department store
web site that sells shoes to look at some.
1. Sports shoes: golf shoes, baseball shoes, running shoes
2. Boots - construction worker, painter
3. Nurses shoes
4. Dancer shoes - ballerina or tap dancing shoes
5. Flippers for scuba diving or snorkeling
6. Cowboy boots
Activity > Numbers: Matching, Sorting, Sizing
This activity is obviously easier to do at home and we can ensure
the shoes are fairly clean.
*Mix, Sort and Match:
Mix four to six pairs of shoes and have the children match
them correctly. (more pairs for older children to make the
*Sizing: Small and Big
For younger children do a sizing activity and ask the children which
are the smallest and largest shoes and to line them up from largest
to smallest and vice versa.
> Match the Shoe to the Activity
Print your choice of color
or black &
white version of this activity page.
*Cut out the images on the right.
*Ask and assist the children as needed to identify each shoe and
for what type of activity it might be for before showing the
activity page. Keep note of their responses.
*Distribute the activity page and provide glue or glue stick and ask
them to place glue on empty squares
*Ask them if they can identify the different images and what
activity each person is doing.
* Compare their previous answers to the images to see if they
matched or came close in their guess to the images on the activity
* Suggest they glue the shoe to the correct matching activity.
Activity > Consonant
Digraph Sh > Sh is for Shoe
Present consonant digraph Sh using the activity worksheet,
companion mini-book. Read suggestions for using and presenting
Activity > Nursery
This can be an additional activity or take home activity.
* In this activity children will have fun coloring and or
painting an image of the nursery rhyme.
* Print the coloring page in the link provided
* Read and sing the rhyme sliding your finger under the
text. Discuss the image and ask the children what do they see
in the image.
**Would people really live in shoe? This helps
the children establish the difference between real and fantasy.
** Count the infants the lady is holding.
** Count the children (the ones that are not
* Provide a variety of materials to color and/or paint the
Related lesson plan > Fairy Tale > The
Shoemaker and the Elves
Print or read from the screen
Nursery Rhyme Card
the Shoe to the Activity:
Print Nursery Rhyme Coloring Page:
Coloring page without text
Coloring page w/text
*For this activity it would be
helpful to have different types of shoes:
running/sport, boots, sandals, etc.
*Catalog with different types of shoes or visit and bookmark a web
site that features or sells different types shoes to demonstrate
* white paper