This week for stART, we did a Learning About Shapes Theme.
We read the book The Shape of Things by Dayle Ann Dodds. It’s about how shapes are turned into things all around us. For example: a rectangle’s just a rectangle, until you add some more, an engine and a track, a red caboose in the back.
We also checked out the book Shape Capers by Cathryn Falwell. It is about different shapes and what you can do with them (triangles make slides). It has a semicircle as one of the shapes which is the first time my little guy has learned that shape. He calls it a watermelon…. lol!
One of my son’s favorite books since he was just a year old is Baby Einstein’s See and Spy Shapes. Now that he is older, he loves to read it by himself and count all the different shapes (which is what this book encourages).
For a project, my son did these printable Shape-Do-Dots I saw over at Mama to 4 Blessings (scroll down about halfway through the post). I gave my son red & blue Bingo Markers (do-a-dot markers) to fill in the circles on 3 of the shapes. To make it more interesting, I gave him stickers that were the same size as the circles to use on the oval shape. For the triangle and rectangle shaped pages, I let him use his circle-shaped stamp with a star in the middle. He enjoyed this art project and will be doing more of these dot pages in the future!