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Oval

Drawing shapes

Month 10 · Activity 3 ·   Shapes  

Instructions

  • Draw a circle on a white board
  • Overlap an oval shape to show the difference between a circle and an oval
  • Ask child to draw a circle and then draw an oval (any resemblance to a circle or oval is fine) and let them tell you the difference
  • Ask child to draw on the white board the following shapes - circle, triangle, oval, heart, star, heart, rectangle, square  

Simplify

Adult can draw the shape first, saying name of shape, and let child draw theirs next to yours.  For example, draw a circle and let child trace over it or draw next to circle.  Draw a triangle, and let child trace or draw next to your triangle.  Proceed through all of the shapes.

Extend

When giving directions state two or more shapes to draw without repeating.  For example, please draw 1 circle and 2 squares OR please draw a circle, triangle and square.

Materials

  • white board
  • dry erase marker
  • Language Skills
  • Math & Science Skills
  • Motor Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills