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Review Circle and Square

Using target word while reviewing shapes

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  • On child’s back, make large circle with your finger.  Ask child to tell you what shape you drew
  • Next, draw large square on child’s back.  Ask child to tell you what shape you drew.
  • Have child draw circle and square on your back.  See if you can tell them which shape they drew


Give child a round shape (lid to plastic container) and a square shape (cracker, napkin, book, etc.) to hold.  Let him hold up the correct object to tell you what shape you are drawing on his back.

When it is child's turn to draw on adult's back, let child hold a plastic round lid on your back for tracing and drawing a circle.  Find a square object for him to hold and trace for square shape.


Have adult draw a series of circles and squares on child's back and let child verbally tell you the sequence.  For example, draw a circle, circle, and square.  Ask child to tell you - circle, circle, square.  Try another series - circle, square, circle, square, square - and see if child can verbally recall the order.  Continue with different sequences and allow child to have success and failure. 


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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Circle, Square
  • Color - Red
  • Number - Three, 3
  • Alphabet Letters - C, R
  • Senses - Smell
  • Character Trait - Manners
  • Target Words - On, Top, High, Low

Monthly Proverb

Golden Rule - Do unto others as you would have them do to you

Did You Know?

“The human brain is 90% developed by age 5." Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Books to Read

"Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners"
by Laurie Kelly (Activity 12)

"The Alphabet Book"
by P.D. Eastman (Activity 4)

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears"
by Jim Aylesworth (Activity 13)

Music Playlist

"Three Little Birdies"
by Bob Marley Album Legend (Reggae) (Activity 6)

"Race: The Final Starlight Express"
Album Starlight Express Original Cast (Broadway - Pop) (Activity 18)

"Clap Your Hands Now"
by Pam Donkin Album A Hop, Skip, and a Jump (Children) (Activity 15)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Way Up High In An Apple Tree

(Activity 26 Month 3)

Way up high in an apple tree

Two red apples look down at me

I shook that tree as hard as I could

Down came the apples

Mmmmmm they were good.

Peter (child’s name) Uses One Hammer

(Activity 21 Month 3)

Peter (use child’s name) hammers with one hammer one hammer one hammer 

Peter hammers with one hammer all day long (tap fist on the floor)

Pater hammers with two hammers, two hammers two hammers (tap other fist too) Peter hammers with two hammers all day long.

Peter hammers with three hammers, three hammers three hammers (add one  foot) Peter hammers with three hammers all day long.

Peter hammers with four hammers four hammers four hammers (tap other  foot too along with fists) Peter hammers with four hammers all day long.

Peter hammers with five hammers five hammers five hammers (use your head)  Peter hammers with five hammers And then he goes to sleep!