Do you ever feel burned out from trying to find new fun and educational ideas to do with your preschooler at home? I am very excited to have joined up with 4 other lovely bloggers to bring you a new Creative Preschoolers Series. Every 2 weeks each blogger will all share a different craft or activity all based on a common preschool learning theme. This week we are sharing activities focused around shapes. I am delighted to show you our fun Triangle Ship Craft that I think your preschooler will love and our Shapes Matching Game. (Make sure to check out the 4 other ideas at the end of this post!)
- Ship Pattern
- 12 x 12 blue cardstock paper
- half a sheet of blue construction paper (4.5" x 12")
- white cardstock paper
- various colors of cardstock paper (whatever colors you want to make your boat)
- glue stick
1. Print off the ship pattern and cut out all the pieces. Use a pencil to trace all the pieces onto the different colors of cardstock paper your child wants to use for their ship. Have your child cut out all the ship pieces. This is great scissor practice for a preschooler.
2. I also drew a pattern of triangles along the bottom of a piece of blue cardstock paper for my preschooler to cut out to use for the waves in the ocean.
3. Glue your half sheet of blue construction paper to the bottom of your blue 12 x 12 cardstock paper. Then glue the pieces of your ship onto your paper starting with the bottom of the boat. When you glue your blue waves onto your paper, layer them on top of your boat just a little so your boat looks like it's inside the water.
4. Finish your craft by using crayons to add details to your picture. Trace the insides of your triangle sails and color designs in your water with white and blue crayons to mimic the Ship Shapes book.
SHAPES MATCHING GAME
To review and practice all of our shapes I also made this simple Shapes Matching Game for my preschooler to play this week. I have made the Matching Game Printable available for you also.
After playing the matching game several times the cards served great for talking about shapes. I asked questions like "What shape is this?" "How many sides does a triangle have?" "What is the first letter in diamond?"
Check out the Shape ideas from the other Creative Preschool Bloggers!
Pink Stripey Socks- Make and Play with Shape Dice
Artsy Momma- Shapes Busy Bag
Handmade Kids Art- Draw, Build and Create with Shapes using 1 Cardboard Box
A Little Pinch of Perfect- Build and Learn Shape Factory
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