“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” – Georgia O’Keeffe.
Ever wondered how you are able to differentiate amongst the innumerable number of shapes prevailing? Well, it is during your childhood that you learn about the different shapes and learn to identify them.
Let’s explore different fun ways for teaching shapes to preschoolers here:
Top 10 Shape Activities For Preschoolers:
The ability to identify different shapes is an extremely important visual discrimination skill. Knowing the name of each shape also allows children to then correctly understand descriptions of objects based on shapes.
Check out here some activities on shapes for preschoolers in order to know more about different colors and shapes:
1. Shape Hunt:
Indoor activities can be really fun, especially when they include the whole family playing together.
- One such indoor activity could be where your
- They can go on a hunt in the house for different types of shapes.
- This can depend on what shapes you ask them to find.
- Try using a chits system that will help them choose their shape at the beginning of the activity.
- The child collecting the maximum number of items of the shape he or she is allotted to wins the game!
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2. Puzzle Shapes:
Both children and adults are addicted to playing puzzles because they’re so intriguing and challenging.
- What better way than to imbibe this value of mastering the art of puzzles with children at a young age?
- You can make use of different shapes that are meant to be matched to each other.
- For this activity, lay down the pieces of a puzzle in front of your preschooler.
- Ask them to guess which correct shape fits in where required.
3. Building Block Shapes:
Building blocks are something that has been a part of almost everyone’s childhood.
- For this particular activity, give your preschooler different shapes for the purpose of building something.
- This will help your preschooler get increasingly familiar to the different shapes as well as recognizing them more often.
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4. Self-Shape Portrait:
This is an activity for all the young, budding artist preschoolers out there.
- In this activity, your preschooler will be required to create an outline of the self portrait of him.
- Let your preschooler do this using various shapes that you provide.
- The completion of the activity lies in correctly placing the shapes.
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5. Shape Bingo:
Another game that never gets old is Bingo, which is usually played with numbers meant to be struck off as soon as they are called out.
- In the ‘shape’ version of Bingo, the shapes drawn are meant to be struck off by your preschooler as soon as they are called out.
- The preschooler with the maximum number of shapes struck out successfully completes the activity and is the winner.
- This will also help your preschooler remember the shapes, having come across them more than once.
6. The Making Of A Shape:
Young children are fond of creating things from scratch and this activity gives your preschooler the liberty to do exactly the same. This is one interesting shape activity for preschoolers.
- Give your preschooler some clay and POP in different colors.
- Help to physically make the shapes by watching a guide book.
- This will help give your preschooler a first person-firsthand experience in shapes.
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