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Classroom Activities

Shapes Lesson Plan:  Identifying Shapes (including some fun manipulatives)


Circles, Triangles, Squares!  Oh My!  (2nd Grade Activity)


Crystal Shape Bingo


Color & Shape Bingo Printable Game ($2.49)



HokeyPokey with Shapes:

Materials: cut out shapes with different colored felt pieces. For instances orange circles. Make enough felt shapes for every child in your class. Try to at least use the major shapes such as triangle, circle, rectangle, square and oval. Other suggestions are diamonds, semicircle and hexagons for more challenges.

Activity: Have the precut shapes of felt on the floor in front of each child. Explain to the kids that your going to teach them a new song and when they hear a certain shape they need to find the shape in their pile and hold up and do the actions in the song!!

Song: Sing to the Hokey Pokey Song

Idea by Debbie Haren


Shape Rubbings

To prepare for this activity, cut sheets of sandpaper into basic shapes, peel the paper off a supply of crayons, and gather a few clipboards..  Working with two or three children at a time, have each child choose a sandpaper shape.  Use a piece of rolled masking tape to secure each child's shape to a clipboard.  Then clip a sheet of white copy paper over the shape.  Demonstrate how to rub the length of the crayon across the paper to make the shape "magically" appear.  Continue with different crayon colors and shapes on the same or different paper.


A Day In The Life of a Circle -- Journal Opportunity



Shape and Space In Geometry (Older students)

Symmetry & Quilt lesson, Taxicab Treasure Hunt, & Corner to Corner Activity (about squares and diagnonals)



Snack Ideas

(always check for student allergies first!)

  • Circle Day - sliced bananas, grapes, scoop of ice cream, ritz

crackers, muffins, cookies, sandwich made on round bread. English muffin

pizzas, bagels, even cut bread slices into circles for french toast or

sandwiches, pancakes and pizza.

  • Triangle Day - triangular chips, cheese slices cut into triangles,

triangular crackers, ice cream cones, sandwich cut into triangles

  • Square Day - cheese cubes, crackers, rice krispie squares, sandwiches

cut into squares


Online Math Reinforcements:




Online Math Games

1.  Preschool Shape Game:  http://www.gamequarium.com/shapes.html

2.  Matching Shapes with Krog:  http://www.paulysplayhouse.com/paulys_playhouse/games/krog_shapes.html

3.  Shape Shifter:  http://www.shockwave.com/gamelanding/shapeshifter.jsp  (I downloaded the trial to my computer - great fun but advanced!!)

4.  Shape Sorter: http://www.primarygames.com/puzzles/match_up/shape_match/shape_match.htm

5.  Polygon Matching Game:  http://www.mathplayground.com/matching_shapes.html

6.  Shape Cave:  http://funschool.kaboose.com/formula-fusion/games/game_shape_cave.html?trnstl=1

7.  Shape Surveyor: http://www.funbrain.com/poly/

8.  Kwala's Great Shapes Game: http://www.uptoten.com/kids/boowakwala-family-backtoschool-kwalashapes.html

9.  Shape Train: http://www.playkidsgames.com/games/train/train1.htm

10.  Squares and Circles:  http://www.cut-the-knot.org/SimpleGames/one_two.shtml

Part 2:  Squares, Circles, & Triangles:  http://www.cut-the-knot.org/SimpleGames/sct.shtml

(#10 is not as easy as it sounds!)


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