1-2-3 Come Do Some More 2D Shape Activities With Me
Each month I like to have a little review of all of the 2D shapes, so this information stays stuck in my students’ heads.
With that in mind, I designed the "Shape Up!" turkey-themed packet, with a variety of games and activities that provide a fun way to review these shapes: circle, oval, triangle, square, rectangle, hexagon, pentagon, octagon, rhombus, trapezoid, heart & star.
There is an assortment of (12-on-a page) cards which can be used for “Memory Match” and “I Have; Who Has?” games.
I’ve included a 3-page “tip list” of ideas and other games you can use the cards for, such as: “Flip It”, “What’s Missing?” “Speed” & “Kaboom!”
Games can be played independently or as a whole group, then put in your math center.
There are also 2 sets of black & white game cards, so that students can make a game of their own to take home for further reinforcement.
Game sheets like “I Spy a Shape” are a super-fun way to whole group assess. The same worksheet can be used 5 times!
There are puzzles, dice & spinner games, as well as 2 graphing activities.
An emergent reader booklet, packed with Dolch words, practices a variety of standards.
The booklet can remain a whole page, or students can cut in half on the dashed line, creating a "just the right size" smaller booklet for little hands.
There are cover options for both. Students read the sentence, underline the capital letter and add end punctuation.
You can do this as a whole group activity, with "monkey see-monkey do" directions.
Children also trace the shape word then write it, then trace the shape and draw it. Afterwards students cut and glue the appropriate shape to the empty box, then color the "shapely turkey" at the top of the page.
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A dusting of snow has put me in the Christmas mood, so time for a little early shopping.
Wishing you a peaceful day filled with wonder.
"When snow falls, nature listens." - Unknown
1-2-3 Come Do Some Shape Actiities With Me
“Shapin’ Up With Turkeys” provides a quick, easy and super-fun “print & go” craftivity, that will help review 2D shapes in some interesting & engaging ways.
The 2D shapes included are: circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, pentagon, octagon, trapezoid, rhombus, heart & star.
The packet includes patterns for the above shapes, so that children can make a “Perky Turkey Pal” of their own.
There are a variety of turkeys to choose from; for example, the “keepsake” turkey’s head is traced from your students’ shoe, which makes a nice keepsake.
"This turkey's head was made by tracing my shoe! My way to say Happy Thanksgiving to you."
I wrote the poem to be placed on the turkey's tummy. I discovered, that unless a child told their parents that the head was their shoe print, many of them didn't realize this!
There are also 10 other head patterns to pick from. Choose your favorites, or give children a choice.
Keep things extra simple by adding just a beak and wattle. However, I've also included two, one-piece feather patterns, which can be glued to the back of the head or body.
Feathers add an opportunity for students to color, while practicing making a pattern: AB-AB, ABC-ABC etc.
Check out the photographs to help you decide what’s most appropriate for your students
Create different looking turkeys by placing the wings rightside up or upside down. To make the wings "moveable", instead of gluing them down, attach with brass brads.
Hat, shoe, leg & feather patterns also add variety. Pick your favorite pieces, or give students a choice.
If your kiddos are like mine, they will enjoy the “boing-boing” effect.
To help practice the “positional words” portion of the 2D shape standard, I’ve also included a “Corn Cob” whole group, assessment game.
Use the shape posters and pocket chart cards to introduce your lesson.
I’ve also included a “Shapely Turkeys” bookmark for your students.
Completed projects make an adorable display.
I’ve included several posters to add extra pizzazz.
Today's featured FREEBIE is also about turkeys.
"It's Turkey Time!" is a set of turkey-themed pocket chart cards, that will help your students practice analog and digital time to the hour and half hour.
I've also included a whole group assessment worksheet, plus a black and white "turkey time" pattern, so that your students can make a telling time booklet as well.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
I have to put my "Nana" hat on, as my daughter's dropping off my granddaughter for a few hours. She's one of 10; so we are truly blessed.
Wishing you a love-filled and carefree afternoon.
Turkey Talk: "Hey turkey, what are you thankful for?" "Well, this month, I'm especially thankful for Vegans!"
1-2-3 Come Do Some 2D Shape Activities With Me
"Funny Flamingos” are a quick, easy and super-fun “print & go” craftivity, that will help review 2D shapes in some interesting & engaging ways.
The 2D shapes included are: circle, oval, square, rectangle, triangle, hexagon, pentagon, octagon, trapezoid, rhombus, star & heart.
The packet includes patterns for the above shapes, so that children can make a “Funny Flamingo Friend.”
They turn out absolutely adorable, so I think your kiddos will really enjoy making one.
Templates come in a large, full-page size, as well as a smaller, two-on-a-page pattern.
Decide what’s most appropriate for your students.
You don’t have to, but accordion-folding the legs is a fun way to strengthen finger muscles. Your students will also enjoy the “boing-boing” effect.
Completed projects make a super-cute display. Dangle them from the ceiling as a border in your hallway. I’ve included a poster to add pizzazz.
The packet also includes 3 sets of game cards, so that students can play “Memory Match”, “I Have; Who Has?” and sorting games with them.
The 3 sets of cards feature: flamingos with a shapely body, plain shapes, plus word cards, so that you can practice a variety of standards.
I’ve also included a “Spin to Win” game, where students partner up and take turns spinning. Whatever shape they land on, they color the matching shape on their game sheet that color.
My students absolutely LOVE playing this "I Spy" game. Simply call out a shape. Students pull on their "slider" strip 'til it appears in the "window" then hold up their flamingo. You can see at a glance who is having difficulty.
Two graphing extensions add some additional math pratice to the packet as well.
Use the 3 photo posters of real flamingos to introduce your lesson, as well as the “What Shape is a Flamingo’s Body Most Like?” discussion poster.
Since I'm "warping" the true shape of a flamingo, as a fun way to review shapes, I thought it important to discuss this. The poster provides a nice visual.
I’ve also included a list of super-interesting links that I use as part of my introduction as well, which helps me add a bit of science in just a few minutes.
Students learn why a flamingo is pink and other interesting facts. The 2-minute clip showing 1,000s of flamingos all in one place in Africa, is quite amazing!
Today's featured FREEBIE is also a fun activity that involves 2D shapes.
It's a very versatile, "Letter H is for House" craft that you can do when you're working on a letter a day, shapes (12, 2D shapes are included.) or doing social studies & working on communities, families & neighborhoods.
Children can also practice their address by including that as well.
Add a school photo for that finishing touch. Completed projects make an adorable bulletin board too.
Well that's it for today. Thanks for stopping by.
It's been unseasonably hot this week with scorchers in the 90s, so it's a good day to design some more activities in my air-conditioned office. Wishing you a super-de-duper summer.
"Woo Hoo! It's summer! If you're not barefoot, you're over dressed!" -Unknown
1-2-3 Come Make A Barn Manipulative With Me
My Y5's LOVED "sliders". I designed them for every theme and for a variety of report card standards (shapes, letters, numbers, words etc.) They provide wonderful fine motor skill practice, and are a quick, easy and fun way to whole-group assess. I named them "sliders" because students "slide" their answer strip up and down to locate the correct response.
I've had quite a few requests for lessons revolving around a farm theme, so I thought I'd whip together a barn slider. Have students glue their head over the farm girl/boy who's peeking out of the door, to make this extra special.
There are traceable word cards featuring various farm life holding a shape. I've also included traceable, shape-word cards as well. Teachers can flash a card, students then manipulate their slider to find that shape and shape word on their sliders.
Print off extra sets of the cards so children can play Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" shape games. For further reinforcement, run off the "My Shapes booklet". Children trace and write the shape word, as well as trace and color the shape.
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1-2-3 Come Study Shapes With Me!
This 40-page packet will help you review Common Core Standards: K.G.1, K.G.2, RF.K.1a, RF.K.3c, L.K.2a, L.K.2b, L.1.2b, RF.1.1a, K.MD.3, 1.MD.4, 1.G.1
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