I made each of the animals from the book and then cut them in half (which, even though necessary, was still a little heartbreaking, honestly).
The book starts with the elephant chasing the tiger:
When the kids have guessed who that tail belongs to, I add the head:
Here are the other animals chasing/being chased:
And it ends with the mouse chasing a gray tail...
Which brings the whole thing full circle. You could also choose to make the elephant a whole animal and end with the mouse.
I used this with both toddlers and preschoolers and they seemed to enjoy it equally; some of the tails are easy and some are challenging enough to make it an interesting concept for both these groups.
Flannel Friday is being hosted by Emily at Literary Hoots so stop on over there to see other flannels shared this week.