I think that the girls may finally be starting to learn their shapes! They were each able to identify at least half of the shapes correctly in these activities! Hooray! So, I may be able to lay off of shapes for a while now. Any way, here’s what we did the last time I had both of the little girls over.
Shape Relief Painting
Our first activity was a painting activity since painting was such a huge hit last time we did it. Before I called the girls to the table I taped water color paper down to the table with painters tape and then used more painters tape cut into shapes to stick in the middle of the paper. When I called the girls over to paint, the first thing we did was talk about what each of the shapes were and I had them each point to the different ones.
Then we started painting. I gave them each the same four colors to paint with. Chloe kept hers separate and pretty. Nancy stirred them all together to make a lovely shade of grey/green. They painted all over the papers, even over the tape.
Foam Window Shapes
The other activity that we did was an easy, quick little project to set up that kept them occupied for at least forty-five minutes. Super-duper fun! I found this idea on Pinterest here and knew it would fit easily into our shapes lessons. All I needed were some sheets of foam cut into triangles, squares, rectangles, and circles and to make them even less messy (which they weren’t to begin with), I gave each girl a damp sponge. The girls each rubbed the wet sponges on the window to put the “glue” on (it was just water) and then the shapes stuck to the window! So fun!