Fun shape and number activities!

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  1. tgtbtj

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    Jul 26, 2011

    Hi everyone, this is my 4th year teaching pre-k but my first year teaching pre-k for three year olds. I want to incorporate alot of hands on shape and number recognition games. What kind of activities do you all do in your classrooms? I would love any suggestions! Thanks!
     
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    File Folder games, Shape and Color Bingo, pictures that you fill in with colored shapes, play music and jump around on shapes or numbers on the floor, stop music and identify shape or number, trace numbers in air, on hand, on paper, with playdough.
     
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    When I had 3's for Music & Movement, I played a game they LOVED.

    Preparation is simple and cheap! (Doesn't get any better than that, right?) Get a white foam cup for each shape you want the children to practice identifying. Draw a different shape on each one. Then, find something small - like a heart, since valentine's day is soon - that fits under the cups.

    The kids close their eyes while you hide the heart under a cup.

    When they open their eyes, you sing (and they chime in!):

    Oh where oh where did my valentine go?
    Oh where oh where can it be?
    It popped out of the mailbox and ran out to hide,
    Oh where oh where can it be?

    Then you call on a good "sitter" or singer to guess a cup.

    Have another child guess and then sing again!


    I'm sure you can see how to modify this; just be creative with the lyrics and change what's on the cups. I had wrapped construction paper around mine to practice colors. For numbers, just write numbers! Easy-peasy and I guarantee they will want to play it again and again. :thumb:
     

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