We have been working on shapes for a long time! Last year, I shared with you a free printable mini-pack for shapes with some fun games and this Shape I Spy for Preschooler coordinates perfectly with it! Your preschoolers will love counting the shapes and discovering that things in “real life” have those shapes! Download the I Spy for your kids today and then check out all of the cool ideas from the rest of the #TeachECE team!
Materials needed for the Shape I Spy Printable:
Laminating pouches (optional, but recommended to use more than once)
To use: Have your child count how many of each shape is in the I Spy and write the answer on the recording page.
Because keeping track of numbers can be difficult for little learners, especially when they are focusing on another skill like finding matching shapes, I recommend have the child cross off each picture as it is counted. Or you can place a small game marker on each shape as it is discovered and then count. (For example: Find and cover all the circles, then count how many pictures were covered.) Then remove the game markers and start over with another shape.
You may also enjoy these super fun Free Printable Shape Play Dough Mats:
We have also done sorting with felt shapes.
For even MORE ways to play with SHAPES in Early Childhood, please visit the activity suggestions from the #TeachECE team below:
Shiny Showy Shapes Alliteration Fun by Growing Book by Book
Roll and Cover The Shapes Alphabet Activity by Mom Inspired Life
Shapes Preschool Theme Sand Writing Tray by Learning 2 Walk
Mixing Shapes with Our Bodies – Group Activity by Capri + 3
Shape Sensory Squish Bag by Still Playing School
Shape I Spy for Preschoolers: Free Printable by Life Over C’s
Exploring Shapes with Yarn by Tiny Tots Adventures
Playdough Shapes Building Challenge for Preschoolers by The Preschool Toolbox Blog
DIY Shapes Puzzle by Munchkins and Moms
Preschool Shape Hunt Activities by Fun-A-Day