We began by watching a story about shapes and then an activity online where you find the shapes hidden in the picture. Both of these are pretty cute, but a little corny and loaded very slowly.
Then we started tracing some shapes. The instructions at the bottom of the page use words and the actual shape to let you know what color to trace and color in the shape and Lucas totally picked up on this and read all of the instructions himself and did this page on his own.
And Alex, it turns out she does know the difference between squares and rectangles.
Then Bingo with Shapes was a hit
Lucas got it right away, and then we added more stick and made squares, pentagons and octagons.
Then since it is St. Patrick's Day, we did one more activity with shapes and a St. Patrick's Day hat..
Lucas didn't want to do this activity and instead was doing this.
And we ended the day by making a car by just using circles and half circles.. I forgot to look at the template again so they didn't turn out exactly right, but the kids liked them.
I had planned on getting out the play dough and letting them use shape cookie cutters to cut out different shapes; but after all of the other activities we called it a day.
As always you can find previous Time For Tot's Day by clicking on the link in the nav bar
- On-line shape story can be found at Storyplace.org or here
- On-line shape hunt can be found at Storyplace.org here
- Tracing Shapes works sheet found at kidzone or here
- Custom Bingo Cards found at DLTK kids or here
- Shamrock hat and shapes found First school or here
- Car shape craft found at DLTK kids or here