- "Mouse Shapes" by Ellen Stoll Walsh is a great shape book and would work nicely to read before doing the activity below. Available here.
- Shape pictures
- Cut out a variety of shapes. I used different shapes, colors and sizes. Save these in a baggie.
- Give the kids a blank paper and spread several of the shapes on the table.
- Let them glue and create any kind of picture they want to.
- Use crayons to add detail and background.
- I did show them a few ideas before we started like how to make a train or face or house. It was fun to see how different they were.
- Shape Run
- Draw several different shapes on several plastic buckets (one on each).
- Place the buckets upside down in the yard a good distance from each other.
- Call out the name of one of the shapes, then blow a whistle & have the kids run to that bucket. Repeat!
- Shape Hunt
- Show the kids a circle cut-out then search around the house for things that are circle shaped.
- Then show them a square cut-out and search the house for square-shaped things.
- Use a triangle, oval, star, heart, etc. I'm always surprised how much they love this game!
Use a square graham cracker half, a couple small rectangles of chocolate, and a circle marshmallow. Melt in the microwave for 20 seconds (watch them, they puff quickly!). Smoosh together and eat.
Snack Idea ... Use circle Ritz crackers, square cheese slices and triangle/rectangle slices of meat for a yummy lunchable type snack.