Bring geometry to life for your young ones with this butterfly symmetry activity that doubles as a coloring page! Your students will love learning all about extending patterns and matching shapes as they make their very own symmetrical butterflies!
In this lesson, kindergarteners will be given the chance to focus on their counting skills with engaging exercises and guided instruction. Just as identifying the letters of the alphabet is a precurser to reading, so is counting to developing math fluency. Soon, your child will learn that the numbers they are counting have associated values, so the more practice they can get with counting the better.
The story "My Shadow" provides the backdrop for this guided lesson on the letters I, M and J. Learning to read letter by letter allows children to focus not only on letter recognition, but on the sounds that the letters make in context. This technique provides the building blocks for reading fluency to come in kindergarten and first grade. Kids can continue their phonics practice with the accompanying worksheets.
Your child has been incorporating the study of 2-D shapes into their play time since they were old enough to focus their site on objects. Now you can help them solidify that understanding with exercises and worksheets that clearly instruct a shape’s name and qualities, while still leaving room for games. That detailed knowledge of shapes will be very useful later on when it is time to learn geometry.
They may be flat, but that doesn’t mean learning about 2-D shapes can’t be fun. From rectangles to hexagons, students can learn the many dimensions (both width and height!) of 2-D shapes from a variety of exercises and activities. They may not be thick, but there is plenty to work with. For younger students, resources help identify and draw basic 2-D shapes, such as circles, squares and triangles. As students advance, worksheets help them understand more complicated categories of 2-D shapes such as polygons and parallelograms and their properties. A variety of worksheets and hands-on exercises ensure that there is something that will help you teach the fundamentals of 2-D shapes. You can even introduce the concept of symmetry by having students create a colorful butterfly.