Friday, February 20, 2009

Shapes: Teaching About Squares


Teaching shapes is fundamental. If you are planning a unit on squares, here are a few activities that can help. There are so many fun things you can do with this shape.

Activities

*Start out by taping off a square on the floor of your room.
*Instead of "Circle Time" have "Square Time" for the next week.
*Use your square for jump in jump out exercises to music.
*Walk around the edge of the square and pretend to be a tightrope walker.
*Do a wiggle walk around the square.
*Have your children find squares around the room.
*Cut out and laminate brightly colored squares and place them around the room for a square treasure hunt.
*Give each child four straws, popsicle sticks, pieces of yarn--whatever you have and have them make a square with it. You can even do this with four crayons.

Worksheets/Coloring Pages

Zini's Square Worksheet
Connect the Dots Square Worksheet from School Express

Crafts

Squire Square Shapes Buddy from DLTK-Teach

*Have students bring a square tissue box and cover it with paper to make a mailbox or bank.

Square Song
Sing to You Are My Sunshine
I am a Square, a lovely Square,
I have four sides, they're all the same.
I have Four corners, Four lovely corners,
I am a Square, that is my name.

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1 comment:

  1. its a nice idea on how to teach young children in shapes , they will learn better because of lots of activities to be done.im sure preschoolers not get boredom if ill try this in my class.thx

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