Monday, December 29, 2008

Free Preschool Curriculum - Things That are Round

It's hard to believe that we are about to start a new year! It is time to look ahead and plan so I'm offering these free preschool curriculum ideas on teaching shapes.

Circles are the topic today and even your youngest will be able to help with these activities. The most basic toy for any child is a ball. Start with that to introduce the idea of round--the ultimate circle and something they all have experience with.

Try these ideas and they will understand the concept in no time!

1- Things that are Round- Fill a box with a variety of round objects. These could be a small paper plate, ball, ring, coin (be sure if your children are young that none of the objects are small), buttons, orange, etc. Ask your children to think of something that is round to see if they understand what the shape looks like. Next show them how many different things are in the box that are round. Let them feel them and see that there are no edges. Next go on a tour of the classroom or even outside and look for things that are round.

2- Circle Stamps- use regular household items as circle-shaped stamps. This can include paper towel rolls, plastic cups, corks, empty flower pots, empty water bottles, coasters, etc. Dip one end of the stamp in paint, and press down lightly on a piece of white paper to make a circle-shaped stamp. It is best to have different colors of paint for this project. Even your youngest can do the stamping.

If you have ideas to share or requests for preschool themes send them along. I'll post them here for all of us to use and enjoy.



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