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!
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.
Some of our Favorite Shape Books for Kids:
We can’t live without these!
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 Activities You’ll Love:
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
- Roll and Cover The Shapes Alphabet Activity
- Shapes Preschool Theme Sand Writing Tray
- Mixing Shapes with Our Bodies – Group Activity
- Shape Sensory Squish Bag
- Playdough Shapes Building Challenge for Preschoolers
- Preschool Shape Hunt Activities