Lesson Plan

It's a Shape Zoo!

Preschool students will love getting creative as they make shape animals while learning all about 2D shapes in this fun lesson! It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson plan for the Shapes and Shadows lesson plan.
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Shapes and Shadows lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Shapes and Shadows lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify the shapes square, rectangle, and triangle.

Language

Students will be able to describe characteristics of 2D shapes using sentence frames and visual supports.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Gather the class together for a read-aloud.
  • Draw a triangle, square, and rectangle on the board.
  • Ask students, "What do you see?"
  • Have students turn and talk to share with a partner what they see using the sentence starter, "I see ________."
  • Explain that all of these are shapes. A shape is the outline of something. Today you will be learning about 2D or flat shapes.