|Once, there was a cat with patches.|
|What was the kitty in the story waiting for?|
|POP! Out came another spotted cat!|
|The whole family|
|Here they all are, with some perspective on size.|
|The teeniest kitty revealed--Just one spot!|
I used this in my weather storytime recently when I read Waiting by Kevin Henkes. There were lots of delighted oohs and ahhs when I pulled out this flannel.
"Look! It’s a cat with patches. In the story she was waiting for something, do you remember what it was?
POP! Out came a kitty with green spots! Is she waiting for something?
I will use this one with our without reading Waiting, and it's a good fit for storytimes about size, families, colors, cats, or weather, so I will have a lot of chances to use it.
You can see it in action here: https://vine.co/v/iQxgLLbMxDT
And, finally (best of all), I have a template to share in case you'd like to make your own. I'd love to see your version if you make one!