Exploring Shapes with Yarn
Welcome to another Early Childhood Educational activity, this is where a group of educators and parents share some free hands-on early educational activities for you to try with your early learner ages 2-5. Last week we explored Forest Habitat and this week the team is exploring Shapes.
This week we are exploring shapes. My girls love to point out the different shapes in other objects and they love to create using shapes. We love that we can draw, paint, sculpt anything we like using just the basic shapes. Last week I gave my girls some yarn and told them we were going to be using it for the week to explore shapes. We had a great time and these are just to of the activities that we had fun doing.
Please excuse the photos. I am not great at taking them and we are retaking photos today.
Straight Lined Shapes using Geoboard
I had seen all these geoboards everywhere, and all I could see were straight lined shapes all in the boards.
- Push pins
- Measure the bottom of the box
- Take the ruler and line the push pins 3-4 inches apart vertically and horizontally ( when done should look like you have lots of squares on the box)
- Now that you have your geoboard setup let’s play with it.
We used some shape cards that I created last year and we tried to copy the shapes on the geoboard using the yarn. This was fun. After they were done with the cards they started to get creative and come up with their own designs using only straight lines shapes.
For this, all you need is some yarn. We took some yarn and made lots of shapes all over the room, some big and some small.
- Shape cards
This is a pretty cool game. Take your yarn and fasten it to a wall, chair or something sturdy. Tape some shapes to paperclips and your ready.
- Call out a shape
- Have child slip the paper clip on the line and push it down to you.
These were some of the games that my girls liked last week, I hope that you enjoyed.
For more Shape activities check out the activities from the #TeachECE team.
Shiny Showy Shapes Alliteration Fun by Growing Book by Book
Roll and Cover The Shapes Alphabet Activity by Mom Inspired Life
Shapes Preschool Theme Sand Writing Tray by Learning 2 Walk
Mixing Shapes with Our Bodies – Group Activity by Capri + 3
Shape Sensory Squish Bag by Still Playing School
Shape I Spy for Preschoolers: Free Printable by Life Over C’s
Playdough Shapes Building Challenge for Preschoolers by The Preschool Toolbox Blog
DIY Shapes Puzzle by Munchkins and Moms
Preschool Shape Hunt Activities by Fun-A-Day