Shape Jumble: Matching
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.