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Fun With Shapes
Grade Level(s): K, 1-2
By: Cathriona

Students learn the names of shapes and their qualities.

Objectives:

Students learn the names of shapes and their qualities.

Plan:

Unit Outline:
  1. introduce the shape song
  2. shape recognition
  3. shape scavenge
  4. cut and paste art activity
Plan:

1) THE SHAPE SONG (sung to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle)

Terry triangle, look at me, count my sides, there are three (make a triangle in the air)

Sammy square, that's my name, I have four sides all the same (make a square in the air)

Robby rectangle, I have four, two long, (make in the air), two short (make in the air), but no more (shake head)

Cindy circle, just one line, make it round, that is fine (make a circle in the air)

2) SHAPE RECOGNITION

Give each child a triangle, square, rectangle and circle.

Use the chant "give me a.." to check recogniton. ("give me a circle" -- the children raise up their circle)

(keep the shapes they are needed for the art activity)

3) SHAPE SCAVENGE

Look for these shapes in the environment around you. Ask for a particular shape or ask to bring an object that is a shape in the song.

4) CUT AND PASTE ART

Materials needed:

  • many pre-cut shapes
  • paper
  • scissors
  • glue
  • pencil
  • paper plates

Ask the children to draw the shapes with a pencil. Get them to cut them out. Add these to your templates.

a) Create a Shape Town

Have the children stick the shapes to make a shape town. (Squares can make houses, circles can make flowers, etc.)

b) Stained-Glass Shapes

Give each child a paper plate and some shapes. Have them make a stained glass window color in the plate back to begin with. Glue on lots of multicoloured shapes.


 


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