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Here’s a fun shape monster sorting activity for preschoolers! It’s perfect for Halloween time, and can definitely be used all year long.
Add this printable pack to your M is for Monster, Halloween, or shape-focused lessons. Kids can get a look at some shapes that they’ll be familiar with from real life.
Since the monsters aren’t perfect renditions or each shape, they provide a good chance to work on their visual discrimination skills, as well.
These free preschool printables will make a great addition to your hands-on math centers all year long. It’s easy to start with just a few cards and add more as your preschoolers become more familiar with each shape that’s included.
There are eleven shapes included in this shape monster activity pack. From the basics (circle, square, triangle) to more advanced (hexagon, octagon, etc.), you can start with young preschoolers and add cards that are more challenging as necessary.
You can start by having preschoolers match the monster to the basic shape. Then, you can add the real world shape items if you need to introduce the set a little at a time.
As your kids work with this activity, discuss the characteristics of each shape. Talk about lines and curves. Note corners and angles. See if your kids can find other things around the room that are the same shape.
You can make this a self-checking activity by putting small stickers on the back of each card so that the stickers for each set match. Then, the kids can flip the cards over and check their work at the end of the session.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Monsters
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about monsters. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
There’s a Monster in Your Book– Tom Fletcher’s inviting interactive read-aloud will have kids tilting, spinning, and shaking the book to get the adorable little monster out! That’s right! He’s out of the book . . . and in their room somewhere. Uh-oh!!
Glad Monster, Sad Monster – Glad, sad, silly, mad – monsters have all kinds of different feelings! In this innovative die-cut book, featuring a snazzy foil cover, you’ll try on funny masks as you walk through the wide range of moods all little monsters (and kids!) experience.
Playtime with Monster – Eric hates taking a bath. Eric hates brushing his teeth. Eric hates putting on his pajamas. Let’s face it, Eric hates getting ready for bed. Thankfully, Eric’s mom and dad have the perfect plan to help their little boy. Find out what a plate of chocolate chip cookies and a monster has to do with it.
Learning to zip, snap, snap, button, and braid are all important skills for children to learn. This is a fun monster closure quiet book page to help kids learn and practice these skills.
Teach kids about different moods/emotions and positive actions that can be taken in a fun and educational way with this monster-themed flip book.
How many eyeballs does your monster have? Create this adorable Slime Counting Monster Activity by Fun-A-Day.
Blow those fears of monsters away with this colorful Monster Blow Painting by Picklebums.
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