Tuesday, September 27, 2011
This is so simple and a huge hit with 3,4, and 5 year olds!!
Materials needed- masking tape, household items shaped like a triangle, rectangle, square, and circle, paper and markers.
First make a circle, square, rectangle, and triangle sign ( I used 1 sheet of paper for each sign)
Gather household items shaped like a circle, triangle, square, and rectangle.
Place the masking tape on the floor in a graph like this:
I had Mallory pick out an item and then place it under the correct shape.
She absolutely loved it!
The finished product!
After we were finished I had Mallory count each column and then I wrote the amount down on paper and placed it under the corresponding shape. We talked about which column had the MOST and which had the LEAST and the SAME.
In addition to shape identification this helps children count with understanding, make comparison of quantities, use comparitive words and it's a fun and easy way to introduce graphing!