Somehow I missed the fact that this week everyone else is posting mushy love flannels - oops! But, bonus with a theme about something that I do love ... I have two shoe themed story times in one post! One thing that I try to do whenever possible is to re-use my foamie pieces for other stories. So, here is an example of where that works well.
The first story is one that I found a few years ago. The story is called The case of the missing shoe by Jean Feldman. This is an easy one to remember since you have all of the pieces there to look at. Basically, you got up in the morning and wanted to wear your blue shoes, but alas, you can only find one. So, you begin to search. You look under the sink, nope, it is a shoe of pink. Under the bed? No, a shoe of red. This is good for rhyming if the kids are old enough to guess what color the shoe will be. Or the little ones can shout out the color as you reveal it. You can find the whole poem/story here or in Jean Feldman's book Transition tips and tricks for teachers.