3D Shapes...... Kindergarten Style
Ideas for teaching 3D shapes to Kindergarten students
What do the TEKS say about teaching 3D shapes to Kindergarten students?
Where do we go from here?
As we know, young children need movement and activity incorporated into their learning to prevent restlessness and loss of focus. One great idea for avoiding this is by taking the class on a "shape walk." Students use a clipboard, pencil and recording sheet and take a walk inside and outside of the school looking for 3D shapes in the environment. Students can record their findings using pictures or words. Once the walk is complete, the children can share their observations with the class. This can be as simple as making a list of seen objects or adding a bit of complexity by graphing the findings then comparing which shapes were seen the most or least.
Want even more ideas?
Below you will find two links that take you to popular websites used by teachers for activity ideas. Enjoy looking through them! Please remember the best activities aren't always the ones that are glitzy and expensive to purchase. Always ask yourself, what do I want the children to be able to do and know and base your activities off of those answers. Have fun!