Shapes Toddler Storyime

Shapes  (Handout)

Baker, Alan Brown Rabbit’s Shape Book
Katz, Karen Baby’s Shapes
Reidy, Hannah All Sorts of Shapes
Rookie Toddler Do you see shapes?
RHYMES:  
Shapes chant

Put your shapes in the air,

Hold it high and keep it there.

Put your shape on your back,

Now lay it on your lap.

Put your shape on your toes,

Now hold it by your nose.

Hold your shape in your hand,

Now everyone please stand. 

Wave your shape at the door

Now touch your shape to the floor.

Hold your shape in your hand and jump, jump, jump,

Now toss your shape way, way up.

Give each child a shape to do the actions of the chant   

hold in the air

continue to hold over head

reach back and put shape on back

put shape on lap

touch shape to toes

touch shape to nose

stretch out hand in front of you

have children stand up

face door and shake shape

touch shape to floor in front of you

hold shape and jump up and down

 

toss shape up in front of you

http://www.twigglemagazine.com/August-activities/Shapes-lesson-activities-preschool.html

SONGS:  
Shapes

This is a square. This is a square.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It has four sides,
All the same size.
It’s a square. It’s a square.

This is a circle. This is circle.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It goes round and round,
No end can be found.
It’s a circle. It’s a circle.

This is a triangle. This is a triangle.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It only has three sides,
That join to make three points.
It’s a triangle. It’s a triangle.

This is a rectangle. This is a rectangle.
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It has two short sides,
And it has two long sides.
It’s a rectangle. It’s a rectangle.

http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems82.html 

(to the tune of: “Frere Jacques”)

 

CRAFTS:  
  From “Storytime Katie” bloghttp://storytimekatie.com/2010/12/10/shapes/

 

Make a house out of shapes. Give each child a set of precut assorted shapes in different sizes and colors to construct their own “shape house”. I gave them squares, circles, triangles and rectangles. They can glue the shapes to a large piece of construction paper and then color the background with crayons if they want. Or make a mouse out of shapes like in the book “Mouse Shapes”.
BOOKS FOR DISPLAY:  
Baker, Alan Brown Rabbit’s Shape Book
Ehlert, Lois Color Zoo
Hoban, Tana So many circles, so many squares
MacDonald, Sue Shape by Shape
Murphy, Stuart Circus Shapes
Rookie Toddler Shapes
Thong, Roseanne Greenfield Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes (bi-lingual)
Walsh, Ellen Stoll Mouse Shapes
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