- 45 minutes
- Standards: K.G.A.2
This is a fun lesson for your students to learn shapes while playing an engaging matching game. Your students will also get to practice their fine motor skills in this lesson.
Students will be able to identify the shapes and put pieces together to complete the shapes.
Introduction (5 minutes)
- Tell your students that today they are going to fix shapes that are mixed up.
- Review directions for safe use of scissors.
- Show them the Shape Mix-Up worksheet that they will be working on.
- Review the shapes and colors.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)
- Now, draw their attention to the shapes on the worksheet, and show them how they are mixed up.
- Demonstrate how to cut around the shapes on the dotted line.
- For one example, match the pieces, and put them together to complete the shape.
- Ask them to name the shapes and the colors on the worksheet.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)
- Ahead of time, cut out shapes from construction paper or foam, slice them all in half, and mix up the halves.
- Have the students take turns to put the shapes together.
- Ask the students to trace around the shapes with their fingers and see how the two pieces are mirror images of each other.
Independent Working Time (10 minutes)
- Ask the students to use their scissors to cut out the shapes along the dotted lines.
- Give them some time to work independently and try putting the shapes together.
- Walk around the classroom, and provide help if needed.
- After the activity, ask them to store the pieces in the sandwich bag for future use.
- Enrichment: Have your students trace or write the names of the shapes they put together.
- Support: Provide assistance in cutting the shapes, and let your students do the matching of the pieces on their own.
Related Books and/or Media
Assessment (5 minutes)
- Walk around, and observe as your students work independently.
- Note if your students are able to do this activity with ease.
Review and Closing (5 minutes)
- After they have completed the activity and put the pieces away, ask them to name the shapes they worked on.
- Ask them to name the colors.