1-2-3 Come Do Some Whimsical Shape Activities With Me
Sometimes when I'm designing something, the initial idea comes from some clip art that I found. I'll look at it and say: "This is so cute! How can I use this to make something educational?"
Thus was the case with this whimsical boy and girl done in black and white. I LOVE DJ Inkers graphics. I've bought a lot of stuff on her site. You can click on her link to the left of my blog under "Other Resources" to check out the adorable goodies.
By adding different shapes for the boy's and girl's mouths, I came up with the Shapely Mouth packet. Use it to teach, review and assess shapes and shape words.
The packet includes:
- 12 large 8x10 posters of each shape. Use these to make a border, bulletin board, or for large flashcards. There's also a large 8x10 "shapes" title poster to provide a caption for your grouping.
- 2 posters featuring all of the shapes on one page. You can run these off and give each child a copy to refer to, or give them a manipulative and have them place it over the various shapes as you call them out.
- This could also be done as an "I Spy" game where students would trace the shapes that are called out. (A quick, easy and fun way to whole group assess.)
- 2 Boy & 2 Girl Face Mats for students to play the "Shapely Mouth" game. I included lines above one set of head posters. Laminate these. Using dry erase markers, students write the name of the shape down for whatever word card was selected.
- Run off the other set for students to keep. Trim off the directions on the bottom. Children use these to play the shape game at home.
- 12 mouth-shape pieces for manipulatives. Laminate red or pink sheets of construction paper. Trace the various shapes once, and then cut 3-6 shapes at a time. Store in Snack Baggies. Run off the shape master for students to color, cut and use as manipulatives for their game.
- 12 word cards with no shapes. Use these if you want to whole-group assess your students knowledge of the names of the shapes.
- 12 word cards with shapes on them. Use these to help teach little ones the names of the shapes.
- They look at that card and then place the matching shape on their head mat.
There are also 12 mini shapely mouth cards to use for Memory Match and "I Have; Who Has?" games.
- Plus 2 trace and write shape booklets with 2 different covers. Students trace and write the shape words, and then trace, draw and color the shapes.
- Finally, there's a certificate of praise to help encourage your students and build their self-esteem. There are 2 on a page for easy printing.
Click on the link to view/download the Shapely Mouth 2D Shapes Packet.
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