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This hands-on activity not only teaches shapes for kids, but it focuses on fine and gross motor skills at the same time. Preschoolers will love it!
Grace has known her shapes for a few years now. The other day, I asked her what shape her sandwich was, and she looked at me like I had 2 heads! Yikes!
I think lately I’ve been focusing on letters and numbers a lot to prepare her for preschool, and I totally forgot that I still need to review other skills with her. So, I ‘m going to go on a reviewing skills activity spree! Woo hoo!
I started with this very easy and fun shape tracing activity.
Teaching Shapes for Kids
This activity is awesome for any toddler, homeschool, preschool, or kindergarten classroom. I know you’re excited to get started. So, here we go…
What You’ll Need
• Lots of different types of small toys or small objects
• A piece of butcher paper (seriously the best purchase I’ve made)
• Some tape
What You’ll Do
The first thing I did was get a long piece of the butcher paper and tape it to the floor. Then, I drew several large shapes on it (heart, rectangle, square, circle, diamond, trapezoid, etc…….) in different colors with the markers.
I put the small toys and object in bins and on the floor next to the paper. We discussed each shape and talked about what made each shape different. Then, I told Grace she could use the small toys and objects to trace each shape.
How’d She Do?
This activity was great, and Grace really had a good time doing it. She started to use the object to make patterns while she was tracing.
I also love that this activity was done on the floor. She likes to move around a lot and liked that she could walk around while doing this activity.
What did she learn during this activity?
- Shape recognition
- Problem solving skills
- Following directions
This OBJECT SHAPE TRACE ACTIVITY is perfect for reviewing shapes or introducing shapes and their attributes. Try this easy and fun activity with your child today!