Shapes

Shapes (It is fun to teach shapes in December.)

Objective:
Help children recognize the shapes “square, triangle, rhombus” and give them exposure to the written shape words.

Preparation:

  • Make a square and a triangle with Kabob sticks and duct tape.
  • Collect pictures of squares, rhombus, and triangles.
  • Make word cards for these words. (Shapes, square, rhombus, triangle)
  • Cut a set of 3 green paper squares for each child. (5 inches, 4 inches, 3 inches)
  • Draw a straight line from one corner to the other making 2 triangles.
  • Paper to glue the green paper to.
  • White school glue.
  • Brushes for glue.
  • Scissors.
  • Glitter glue.
  • Brushes for glitter glue.
  • Small brightly colored tissue paper.

Lesson:

  • Explain the differences between the 3 shapes by using the stick shapes. Square—Four lines of the same length connected at the corners with 4 right angles. Rhombus—Four lines of the same length connected at the corners. (Push 2 corners of the Kabob stick square to make a rhombus.)  They are sometimes called diamonds. Triangles—Three lines of any length connected with 3 corners.

  • Put the words cards on a table, Pocket Chart, magnet board or poster. Sort the pictures into the right shape.

Activity:
Make pine tree pictures with green squares.

This will take 2 days to finish.

  1. Have the children cut on the line on the 3 different size green squares to make 6 triangles.
  2. Have them brush on the glue and glue the green triangles on the red paper, starting with the 2 largest ones, then the middle size ones and the smallest on the top.  It can be finished like this or do the next step on a following day.
  3. When they dry, glue on the tissue paper with glitter glue. Cover the tree with glitter glue.
  4. When the tree dries, cut out the tree.

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