The manipulative for this weeks is small toys. I couldn't resist making a play activity based on Adam's favourite small toy of all time - the toy car! we have very few shape adventures I decided to create a Learning Shapes With Toy Cars activity.
Shooting Star ~ Land Art ~ sticks and leaves
DIY Giant Block Puzzle
Create this DIY Giant Block Puzzle with just a few materials in a matter of minutes. Great for a variety of developmental skills including fine-motor skills and shape recognition.
Playdough Geometry: Exploring 2D & 3D Shapes
Fun way to teach young children their shapes, Play dough Geometry: Exploring and Shapes - free printables
Window Art - The Rainbow Fish and Elmer The Elephant
Elmer The Elephant toddler craft
DIY Shape Bubble Wands
Get Out of My Bath- Literature Connection- Make Shape Bubble Wands - fun way for toddlers and preschoolers to learn shapes (with a bit of bubble science)
How to make a whirlygig
How to make a whirlygig - with printable template. Could be used as a Miracle of the Sun Catholic craft
Shape monsters are a great way to combine Halloween with math! You can incorporate shapes, vertices and adjectives all in one. Have the kids create their shape monster then describe it using math vocabulary and adjectives
A great way to spend quality time outside - making Mandala art
Mouse Shapes ~ Creating pictures with shapes - from Rachel (",)
For use as a matching game or a worksheet, a set of 7 shape image cards with matching property descriptions. A great way to assess children’s knowledge of shape properties. Maybe something for Printer Chat
Making igloos with marshmallows and sugar cubes
Exploring 3D Shapes
Suzie's Home Education Ideas: Exploring Shapes !
Icy Arctic Small World Play
Use cracker trays etc to make interesting ice shapes for small world play!