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Shape activity with sandwiches

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When making sandwiches this month ask the following questions...

  • Would you like me to cut your sandwich into 2 rectangles?
  • Would you like me to cut your sandwich into 2 triangles?
  • Would you like me to cut your sandwich into 4 squares?

*Try to make cutting up sandwiches into shapes part of your routine, and a child will quickly learn shapes and the relationship between a whole sandwich and part of a sandwich (fractions)


Ask a child if a whole sandwich or a part of a sandwich is what they would like.  As you cut the sandwich into parts, say aloud that you are cutting into a rectangle, triangle, or square.


What fun for a child to grab a large cookie cutter and make his own shape sandwich. Click here for cookie-cutter ideas


Can you tell me how to make a sandwich?

What is your favorite sandwich to eat and why?


  • sandwiches
  • adult knife

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Curriculum Plan Resources

Skills Focus

  • Shape - Review
  • Color - Black
  • Number - Seven, 7
  • Alphabet Letters - J, I
  • Sense - Smell
  • Character Trait - Courage
  • Target Words - Long, Little, Short, Small

Monthly Proverb

Chinese - If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through

Did You Know?

"Before children enter elementary school, they must develop many linguistic and cognitive skills that will make later academic learning possible. By the age of five, however, children differ markedly in their success in reaching these developmental goals." Entwisle & Alexander, 1993

Books to Read

"The Little Engine That Could"
by Watty Piper, Illustrator Loren Long (Activity 12) (audiobook available)

"My Very First Mother Goose"
with Ioa Opie Editor and Rosemary Wells Illustrator (Activity 26)

"The Color Monster, A Story About Emotions "
by Anna Lienas (Activity 8)

"The Color Monster, A Story About Emotions" VIDEO
by Anna Lienas (Activity 8)

"The Little Engine that Could" VIDEO
by Watty Piper (Activity 12)

Music Playlist

"America (My Country Tis of Thee)" VIDEO
by the Hit Crew, Album: Drew’s Famous Music for Summer Games and Activities (Activity 13)

by Willa Brigham, Album: Healthy Happy Habits (Activity 25)

"Miss Mary Mack"
by Ella Jenkins, Album: You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song (Activity 9)

My Country 'Tis of Thee
by Aretha Franklin (Activity 13)

Monthly Materials List

Click Here to view the list!

Fingerplay / Poems / Songs

Jack and Jill

(Activity 19 Month 9)

Jack and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of water.

Jack fell down and broke his crown and Jill came tumbling after.