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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.

shape activities, shape games, shape centers, 2D shape assessments, turkey activities, turkey games, turkey centersshape activities, shape games, shape centers, 2D shape assessments, turkey activities, turkey games, turkey centersWith 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.

shape activities, shape games, shape centers, 2D shape assessments, turkey activities, turkey games, turkey centersGame 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.

shape activities, shape games, shape centers, 2D shape assessments, turkey activities, turkey games, turkey centersAn 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. 

shapely turkey craftThis is a fun activity for the week of Thanksgiving, where you can do one or two pages each day; or send home over the holiday, as an interesting homework assignment.

This packet pairs perfectly with last week's “Shapely Turkeys craft. Click the LINK to take a look.

turkey activiteis, turkey centers, turkey games, 2D shape activities, 2D shape Games, 2D shape centersToday's featured FREEBIE is "Oh Feathers!" a turkey-themed spinner game, which is also a fun way to practice 2D shapes.    

turkey activities, 2D shape actvities, 2D shape games, 2D shape centers, 2D shape assessmentsThank you for stopping by. 

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

turkey crafts, turkey activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, attribute activities for 2D shapes, bulletin boards for 2D shapes, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving activities, 2D shape centers, shape games“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.

turkey crafts, turkey activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, attribute activities for 2D shapes, bulletin boards for 2D shapes, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving activities, 2D shape centers, shape gamesThere 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.

turkey crafts, turkey activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, attribute activities for 2D shapes, bulletin boards for 2D shapes, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving activities, 2D shape centers, shape gamesShape templates come in a large, full-page size, as well as a smaller, two-on-a-page pattern, allowing you to make just a “shapely head”, or a “full body” turkey. 

turkey crafts, turkey activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, attribute activities for 2D shapes, bulletin boards for 2D shapes, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving activities, 2D shape centers, shape gamesI recommend making just the head with little ones, as it's the easiest craftivity.

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.

turkey crafts, turkey activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, attribute activities for 2D shapes, bulletin boards for 2D shapes, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving activities, 2D shape centers, shape gamesLarge wiggle eyes add extra pizzazz, but I've also included several pages of other eye patters, including eyeballs where the pupils match the shape of the turkeys head/body.

Check out the photographs to help you decide what’s most appropriate for your students

turkey crafts, turkey activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, attribute activities for 2D shapes, bulletin boards for 2D shapes, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving activities, 2D shape centers, shape gamesTo add even more variety to your turkeys, there are also 3 wing patterns.

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. 

turkey crafts, turkey activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, attribute activities for 2D shapes, bulletin boards for 2D shapes, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving activities, 2D shape centers, shape gamesHat, shoe, leg & feather patterns also add variety.  Pick your favorite pieces, or give students a choice.

turkey crafts, turkey activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, attribute activities for 2D shapes, bulletin boards for 2D shapes, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving activities, 2D shape centers, shape gamesAccordion-folding the leg strips, is a fun way for students to strengthen their finger muscles, while adding to the cuteness factor of their turkey.

If your kiddos are like mine, they will enjoy the “boing-boing” effect.

To add to the fun, encourage children to name their turkey, then fill out a "turkey tag", which can be glued to the middle of their turkey's tummy, or displayed next to their turkey on your display.Besides making a turkey with one of the more traditional heads, students can also match their turkey's head to its body shape. 

To help practice the “positional words” portion of the 2D shape standard, I’ve also included a Corn Cob whole group, assessment game.

turkey crafts, turkey activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, attribute activities for 2D shapes, bulletin boards for 2D shapes, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving activities, 2D shape centers, shape gamesUse the shape posters and pocket chart cards to introduce your lesson.

hexagon pocket chart turkey cards,turkey crafts, turkey activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, attribute activities for 2D shapes, bulletin boards for 2D shapes, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving activities, 2D shape centers, shape gamesI’ve also included a “Shapely Turkeys” bookmark for your students.

Completed projects make an adorable display.

turkey crafts, turkey activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, attribute activities for 2D shapes, bulletin boards for 2D shapes, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving activities, 2D shape centers, shape gamesDangle them from the ceiling as a border in your hallway.

I’ve included several posters to add extra pizzazz.

To add to the fun, encourage children to name their turkey, then fill out a "turkey tag", which can be glued to the middle of their turkey's tummy, or displayed next to their turkey on your display.To add to the fun, encourage children to name their turkey, then fill out a "turkey tag", which can be glued to the middle of their turkey's tummy, or displayed next to their turkey on your display.

To add to the fun, encourage children to name their turkey, then fill out a "turkey tag", which can be glued to the middle of their turkey's tummy, or displayed next to their turkey on your display.Older students can write down the attributes of the shape that they chose.

analog and digital time activities to the hour and half hour, turkey activitiesToday'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.

turkey crafts, turkey activities, 2D shape activities, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, attribute activities for 2D shapes, bulletin boards for 2D shapes, Thanksgiving crafts, Thanksgiving activities, 2D shape centers, shape gamesWell 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

flamingo activities, flamingo crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape centers, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape activities"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.

flamingo activities, flamingo crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape centers, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape activitiesThe 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.

flamingo activities, flamingo crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape centers, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape activitiesDecide 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.

flamingo activities, flamingo crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape centers, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape activitiesThe 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. 

flamingo activities, flamingo crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape centers, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape activitiesI’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.

Several other worksheets, help to further reinforce 2D shapes in other ways.

flamingo activities, flamingo crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape centers, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape activitiesThe “Flamingo Slider” is another quick, easy & fun craft, that will help you whole group assess

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.

flamingo activities, flamingo crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape centers, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape activitiesTwo graphing extensions add some additional math pratice to the packet as well.

flamingo activities, flamingo crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape centers, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape activitiesUse 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!

flamingo activities, flamingo crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape centers, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape activitiesToday'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.

flamingo activities, flamingo crafts, 2D shape games, 2D shape centers, 2D shape crafts, 2D shape assessments, 2D shape activitiesWell 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.

shape activities, shape lessons, flat shape templates, flat shape booklet, shape booklet, CCSS for shapes, Common core lessons for kindergarten and 1st grade, free common core for kindergarten, free common core for 1st grade, shape slider, slider crafts, barn crafts, barn activities, farm activities, barn template, shape games, shape assessments, 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. 

Click on the link to view/download the Who Let The Shapes Out Barn Packet.

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"Some of the best lessons we ever learn, we learn from our mistakes and failures.  The error of the past is the success and wisdom of the future." -Tyron Edwards

1-2-3 Come Study Shapes With Me!

pigs, pig crafts, pig activities, shape lessons, shape activities, 2D shapes, ccss pigs, ccss shapes, hexagon activities, shape crafts, shape booklet, daily 5 activities, dolch word activities, math centers, shape centers, shape mobiles, color word activities, color activities, shape word activities, shape attribute activities, 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
with quick, easy and fun ways to review 2D shapes.

The packet includes:

  • pigs, pig crafts, pig activities, shape lessons, shape activities, 2D shapes, ccss pigs, ccss shapes, hexagon activities, shape crafts, shape booklet, daily 5 activities, dolch word activities, math centers, shape centers, shape mobiles, color word activities, color activities, shape word activities, shape attribute activities, Easy reader pig shape booklet using over 40 Dolch words. Nice for Daily 5 Word Work.
  • Attributes worksheet
  • pigs, pig crafts, pig activities, shape lessons, shape activities, 2D shapes, ccss pigs, ccss shapes, hexagon activities, shape crafts, shape booklet, daily 5 activities, dolch word activities, math centers, shape centers, shape mobiles, color word activities, color activities, shape word activities, shape attribute activities, Matching shapes to shape words worksheet
  • Spatial direction worksheet
  • Graphing extension
  • pigs, pig crafts, pig activities, shape lessons, shape activities, 2D shapes, ccss pigs, ccss shapes, hexagon activities, shape crafts, shape booklet, daily 5 activities, dolch word activities, math centers, shape centers, shape mobiles, color word activities, color activities, shape word activities, shape attribute activities, Craftivity: Nose Shape Matching Game or center activity
  • pigs, pig crafts, pig activities, shape lessons, shape activities, 2D shapes, ccss pigs, ccss shapes, hexagon activities, shape crafts, shape booklet, daily 5 activities, dolch word activities, math centers, shape centers, shape mobiles, color word activities, color activities, shape word activities, shape attribute activities, Craftivity: Piggy shape paddles. Use as a manipulative for assessing, or make several sets, pass them out to students so they can show you the correct shape when you ask for it.
  • Craftivity: Color shape mobile
  • 10 color word cards with 10 "color me" piggy cards.  Use to make Itty Bitty booklets or play Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games.
  • Shape word cards with matching piggy shape picture cards in color and in black and white. Use to make Itty Bitty booklets or play Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games.
  • pigs, pig crafts, pig activities, shape lessons, shape activities, 2D shapes, ccss pigs, ccss shapes, hexagon activities, shape crafts, shape booklet, daily 5 activities, dolch word activities, math centers, shape centers, shape mobiles, color word activities, color activities, shape word activities, shape attribute activities, Craftivity: Feed the Pig assessment game.  Use the above cards, pass them out to students and then have them feed the pig as you call for the various shapes or colors.
  • A certificate of praise

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