Today I’m welcoming one of my favorite bloggers, Malia from Playdough to Plato. I’ve always been impressed by her top notch site and printable activities. And since I’ve had the chance to meet Malia in person at a blog conference, I’m blessed to call her a dear friend. Be sure to visit her site for tons of early learning ideas and printables!
There are so many hands-on, motivating ways for learning shapes. Whether you’re looking for a math center, homeschool activity or rainy day project, these shape games are sure to do the trick!
Help kids learn the names and characteristics of shapes with these fun-filled ideas!
1 – Learn some memorable shape poems. // Miss Kindergarten
2 – Practice basic shape names with a simple roll and tally game.
3 – Piece together shape puzzles to make circles, triangles, squares and more! // Playdough to Plato
4 – Spin the name, picture and number of sides into the right spot on a shape wheel. // Liz’s Early Learning Spot
5 – Build shapes with popsicle sticks. // A, Bee, C, Preschool
6 – Clip shapes that match! // Modern Preschool
7 – Play a round of Shape I Spy. // Life Over Cs
8 – Build shapes with pretzels and marshmallows. Yum! // Playdough to Plato
9 – Go on a shape hunt. // Playdough to Plato
10 – Work on reading, building and writing with 12 free pattern block challenge mats. // This Reading Mama
11 – Play a round of Escape the Volcano! // Toddler Approved
12 – Roll, pinch and form 2-D shapes on playdough mats. // Life Over Cs
13 – Work on a felt shadow match up. // Diapers to Dimplomas
14 – Go big with a giant shape sort! // I Can Teach My Child
15 – Cut and paste magazine photos onto a sorting mat. // Playdough to Plato
16 – Tackle a building challenge with some free pattern block cards. // Mama’s Learning Corner
That’s 16 fun, motivating shape activities in all. What’s your favorite?
Malia is a National Board Certified elementary teacher and the blogger behind Playdough to Plato – a site sharing fun learning activities for kids. Follow along with her science experiments, literacy activities, math games and more at Playdough to Plato, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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