Preschool and Kindergarten Shapes Lessons, Activities, and Crafts

Preschool and Kindergarten Shapes Activities, Lessons, Crafts

Shapes preschool and kindergarten activities, lesson plans, crafts, and printables. Look around. You will find shapes everywhere: circles: the sun, wheels on a car, and cookies on a plate; rectangles: windows and doors on buildings, tree trunks, and stripes on a bee; and triangles: pine trees, wings on a butterfly, and the roof of a house. Your children will have fun learning about geometric shapes with the fun and educational activities, games, crafts, lessons, and resources that we have created and collected.

Samples of our more than 80 shapes preschool and kindergarten crafts, lessons, activities, and games available in our KidsSoup Resource Library:

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Free preschool and kindergarten shapes activities, games, rhymes, and printables

Take your children on a nature walk. Encourage them to pay close attention to the things that they see, hear, smell, taste, and feel on the walk. Stop at various points along the way and invite volunteers to share what they sense. Point out interesting sights, smells, and sounds as is appropriate. Halfway through the walk, stop and provide a healthful snack, such as raisins, pretzels, or fruit.
Shapes literacy activity shapes coloring page shapes activity shapes worksheet Triangle tracing

Shapes Movement Activity and Rhyme

Review the shapes with children. Place the shapes word wall cards on the wall. Have children act out the following rhyme as they sing:

Draw the Shape Movement Song for Preschool
Preschool Activities: 

Make a Shape
(Tune: Are You sleeping?)

Make a circle, make a circle, 
Draw it in the sky. 
Use your finger, use your finger, 
Make it round as a pie. 

Draw a square, draw a square, 
Make the lines so straight. 
Make a square, make a square, 
Draw a box in the air. 

Draw a triangle, draw a triangle, 
Always start at the top. 
Make a tent, make a tent, 
Use three lines and stop!

Draw an ovale, draw an oval, 
it looks like an egg.
Make an oval, make an oval, 
down by your leg.

Circle Activities and Rhymes

Circle Rhyme
Circle, a circle,
Draw it round and fat. (Use finger to draw circle in the air.)
A circle, a circle,
Draw it for a hat. (Draw a circle in the air over the head.)
A circle, a circle, Draw it just for me. (Draw a circle in the air.)
A circle, a circle,

Now jump and count to three: One! Two! Three!

Square and Rectangles Activities and Snack Idea

Graham Cracker Snack
Use graham crackers at snack time to teach rectangles and squares. Break the graham crackers in half to create squares. Let children spread their graham crackers with peanut butter, cream cheese, or other tasty spreads.

Oval Activities and Crafts

Easter is an egg-cellent time to talk about ovals. Show children an egg. Explain to children that the shape of the egg is oval. Things that are ovals are shaped like "squished" circles. Show children a circle and an oval shape. Help children describe the differences.

Art Table Shape cardboard tube into an oval shape opening and let children dip the ends into paint to print eggs on brown craft paper.

Triangle Activities and Games

What you need:
Triangle patterns
Construction paper

What you do:

Print triangle patterns on heavy printing paper, laminate for extra strength if desired, and cut out. Trace two sets of triangle shapes on construction paper and cut out.

Spread triangles out on a table. Have children match the triangles.

Variation: Trace triangle shapes onto a large sheet of paper. Have children match the triangles to the triangle tracings.

Shapes Game for Preschool and Kindergarten:

Lost My Shape
Have children sit in a circle. Let one child walk around the circle and sing the following song:

Lost my (shape) what do I do?
Lost my (shape). What do I do?
Lost my (shape). What do I do?
Skip to the (shape) my darling.

Have different shapes in the center of the circle and have the child that is walking around the circle find the shape that he or she "lost."

Make a Shape Book

What you need:

Old magazines




What you do:

Have children look for pictures in magazines that are particular shapes, such as a circle, a square, a triangle, etc. Have them cut out the pictures and glue them onto a page with that shape drawn on it. After children have found and glued all the shapes, bind them together into "__________'s Shape Book.


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