# Shape Jumble: Matching

• Kindergarten
• Math
• 45 minutes
• Standards: K.G.A.2
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August 10, 2015

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.

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the shapes and put pieces together to complete the shapes.

## Lesson

### 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.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• 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.

## Review

### 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.