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A shape scavenger hunt

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  • Using colored paper cut out each of the following 4 shapes - rectangle, triangle, circle, square
  • Cut out each shape in these 5 colors -  orange, red, blue, green and yellow (20 total)
  • An adult should hide the shapes in a room, throughout the house or outside
  • Ask the child to find a red rectangle
  • When the child returns with a red rectangle give another shape and color to find
  • Continue until all 20 shapes are found

Simplify

If a child doesn't understand what to look for if you say "Find a red rectangle" hold up an example of a rectangle for him to find.  Keep one paper of each shape to use for examples and hide the remaining 16 shapes or fewer.  If they are unsure of colors, hold up an appropriate crayon to show the color.

Watch this video to review the shape of a triangle

Extend

Children like to switch roles with this activity.  Let the child hide the shapes and tell you what color and shape to find.  Let the child keep track of the shapes and colors you have found. 

Encourage a child to use the shapes afterward to create a design

QUESTIONS FOR CHILD

If you could live in a shape house, what shape would it be and why?

What character in a book makes you laugh?

Materials

  • orange, red, blue, green, and yellow paper
  • scissors 
  • here is a shape template for rectangle, triangle, circle, and square

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - Green
  • Number - Five, 5
  • Alphabet Letters - G, Y
  • Senses - Review
  • Character Trait - Confidence
  • Target Words - Stop, Go, Slow, More

Monthly Proverb

Hasidic- The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others

Did You Know?

 "Advances in cognitive science make it clear that very young children are capable of much more academically than was previously imagined." The Albert Shanker Institute 

Books to Read

"Sheep In A Shop"
by Nancy Shaw (Activity 7) (audiobook option)

"I Don't Want To Be A Frog"
by Dev Petty (Activity 8)

"Popcorn"
by Frank Asch (Activity 16)

"Sheep in A Shop". VIDEO
by Nancy Shaw (Activity 7)

"I Don't Want To Be A Frog". VIDEO
by Dev Petty (Activity 8)

"Popcorn". VIDEO
by Frank Asch (Activity 16)

Music Playlist

"I Believe in You"
by Divo and Celine Dion Album IL Divo/Ancora (Vocal Classical) (Activity 18)

"She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain"
by Gay Blazers Album The Treasury of Barbershop Quartets (Barbershop Quartet) (Activity 19)

"What’s Your Name"
by Mike Soloway Album Hungry for Manners (Childrens) (Activity 1)

"What's Your Name" VIDEO
by Mike Soloway (Activity 1)

"She'' Be Comin Round the Mountain" VIDEO
by Gay Glazers (Activity 19)

"I Believe In You" VIDEO
by Divo and Celine Dion (Activity 18)

Monthly Materials List

Click Here to view the list!

Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Red says STOP

(Activity 14 Month 6)

Red says STOP 

Green says GO

Yellow says WAIT

You better go SLOW

5 Little Ducks Went Out to Play

(Activity 26 Month 6)

Five little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only four little ducks came back.

 

Four little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only three little ducks came back.

 

Three little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only two little ducks came back.

 

Two little ducks Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But only one little duck came back.

 

One little duck Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

Mother Duck said “Quack, quack, quack, quack”

But none of the five little ducks came back.

 

Sad Mother Duck Went out one day

Over the hill and far away

The sad Mother Duck said

"QUACK QUACK QUACK."

And all of the five little ducks came back.