Lesson Plan

Round and Round: Identifying Circles

Introduce your preschoolers to circles with this fun lesson. Your students will enjoy identifying circles hidden in everyday objects around the classroom.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and draw a circle. Students will be able to sort shapes based on one characteristic.


(10 minutes)
Shapes Maze
  • Call your students together as a group, and ask them if they can identify a circle.
  • Inform students that they will sing one verse of "The Wheels on the Bus," and do the actions.
  • Altogether, sing: The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round, the wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town.
  • Show the students an image of a school bus.
  • Inform the students that circles, like wheels, are round shapes.
  • Reinforce the definition of round by making a circle with your hand.
  • Ask the students to make a circle with their hands.