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.
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.
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!
Some of our Favorite Shape Books for Kids:
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Once your child’s creativity is sparked with this fun activity, take it a step further with these engaging resources:
My First SHAPES Padded Board BookRound Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes (A Latino Book of Concepts)Tangled: A Story About ShapesMouse ShapesShapesShape by ShapeCaptain Invincible and the Space Shapes (MathStart 2)Circle, Square, MooseThis Is a Book of ShapesPerfect Square
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More fun Pet Theme activities:
- Pet Store Rhyming Song from Growing Book by Book
- Pets Beginning Sounds Matching Activity from Mom Inspired Life
- Find the Hidden Numbers- Pets Math Game from Learning 2 Walk