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Getting "physical" with shape challenge

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  • Cut out 3 circles, 3 triangles, and 3 squares in each of these colors - yellow, red, and blue for a total of 9 shapes
  • Place these shapes around a room or yard
  • Ask the child to move (jump, hop, crawl, wiggle,  etc.)  to each shape - red circle, blue square, yellow circle, etc.  
  • Trade places and let the child tell you how to move to a shape


Place only the three colors of one shape on the floor for the child to move toward. For example, place on the floor the three circles in red, yellow, and blue and ask the child to move to a red circle, and then to the yellow circle and finally to the blue circle.  Pick up all the circles and now do the same with just the square shapes. Finally, place only the three triangles on the floor for the child to move toward.


When all nine shapes are on the ground, give child directions to move toward two shapes without repeating.  For example, hop to a red circle and then crawl to a blue square. If the child can recall these two directions give three directions to follow:  roll to yellow triangle, hop on your left foot to the red circle, and skip to the blue square. 


If your body was a shape, what shape would you pick and why?

What makes someone smart?


  • 3 paper circles - one red, one yellow and one blue
  • 3 paper triangles - one red, one yellow and one blue
  • 3 paper squares - one red, one yellow and one blue

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Triangle
  • Color - Red, Yellow, Blue
  • Number - Four, 4
  • Alphabet Letters - D, M
  • Senses - Taste
  • Character Trait - Love
  • Target Words - Day, Later, Night, Now

Monthly Proverb

Arabic-Every day of your life is a page of your history

Did You Know?

"Investing in high quality pre-kindergarten can make every family in America safer from crime and violence. Law enforcement leaders know that to win the war on crime, we need to be as willing to guarantee our kids space in a pre-kindergarten program as we are to guarantee a criminal a prison cell," said Sanford Newman, president of Fight Crime

Books to Read

"The Greedy Triangle"
by Marilyn Burns (Activity 2)

"Mouse Paint"
by Ellen Stoll Walsh (Activity 9)

"The Very Busy Spider"
by Eric Carle (Activity 17) (audiobook available)

"The Greedy Triangle" VIDEO
by Marilyn Burns (Activity 2)

"Mouse Paint". VIDEO
by Ellen Still Walsh (Activity 9)

"The Very Busy Spider" VIDEO
by Eric Carle (Activity 17)

Music Playlist

"An Die Schonen, Blauen Donau - Walzer Op. 314 Johann Strauss"
by Berliner Philharmoniker Album 100 Best Karajan 100 Best Classics (Classical) (Activity 20)

"The Alphabet Song"
by Cedarmont Kids Album 100 Singalong Songs for Kids (Children) (Activity 4)

"Love Grows One By One"
by Priscilla Herdman Album Daydreamer (Children) (Activity 13 & 20)

"The Alphabet Song" VIDEO
by Cedarmont Kids (Activity 4)

"Love Grows One by One" VIDEO
by Priscilla Herdman (Activity 13 & 20)

"An Die Schonen, Blauen Donau-Walzer Op.314" VIDEO
by Johann Strauss (Activity 20)

Monthly Materials List

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Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

(Activity 21 Month 4)

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the waterspout

Down came the rain and washed the spider out 

Out came the sun and dried up all the rain 

And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.

Do You Love Me? to “Brother John” tune

(Activity 26 Month 4)

Do you love me? Do you love me?

Yes, I do.  Yes, I do.

Give me hugs and kisses.  Give me hugs and kisses.

I love you. (two kiss sounds)  I love you. (two kiss sounds)