The Shape Book

Ages: 3-6 years

Students learn their shapes by decorating each shape with various textures.

Skills Taught:

  • Shape Recognition

Materials Needed:

  • Cardstock
  • Shapes to print out (shapebook.pdf)
  • Bingo Dauber
  • Oatmeal
  • Construction Paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Sponges
  • Colored Sand
  • Glitter
  • Confetti
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Stapler
  • Paint

Over the course of a few days, students decorate different shapes.  When finished, the teacher puts all the pages together and staples them into a book to take home:

    1. Circle: Bingo dauber dots all around.
    2. Oval: Glue oatmeal inside shape.
    3. Square:  Cut smaller squares from construction paper and glue inside shape.
    4. Rectangle:  Use the side of a sponge dipped in paint and fill in rectangle.
    5. Star:  Glue sand around the outline of the shape.
    6. Diamond:  Glue random dots and put glitter on the glue.
    7. Heart:  Glue confetti inside the shape.
    8. Triangle:  Tear construction paper and glue to fill shape.
    9. Sun/Moon: Color with crayons and/or markers.


Thanks to Natalie  from Texas for this activity!