This is one pet that I can love…. the fur-free, on-the-paper kind! Since I’m allergic to all things furry, including the hypo-allergenic breeds, this is as close as my kids can get to having a dog in the house. This week the #TeachECE team is sharing fun preschool activities with a pet theme! Super fun! And no pooper scooper needed. This dog house shape game for preschoolers is perfect for kids who are just starting to learn about shapes. We chose to focus on three shapes, so that we could pay close attention to the names of those shapes. Shiloh is starting to independently name a few shapes, so I wanted to give her some additional practice, but not overwhelm her with too many shapes at one time.

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Materials for Pet Theme Shape Matching Game:

  • Paper
  • Laminating Supplies
  • Paper Fastener
  • Paper Clip
  • Pet Theme Math Counters
– Life Over C's Shape matching with puppies

To prep: Print on card stock and/or laminate. Assemble the spinner by using the paper clip threaded onto the paper fastener.

Alternately, you could use a pencil tip with a paper clip around it instead of the paper fastener, but it is easier for preschoolers to manage with the the spinner already prepared for them.

– Life Over C's Shape matching puppies printable

To play: Simply cover the shapes on the dog houses as they are spun.

I confess, I love this game because it is so easy to put together! Shiloh loves spinning the spinner and the choosing which shape she wants it to land on!

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– Life Over C's Puppy shape matching game free printable with dog houses with various shapes
– Life Over C's pet theme dog house 2D shape cover up spinner game
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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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