Friday, October 1, 2010


Gathering Time:

Use a square box to explain what a square is

- Use pieces of yarn the same length to show the four sides are all the same length

Sing “I’m a Shape that Has Four Sides”

Lay yarn on the floor making a shape and have child walk around the square

Focus Activities:

Nesting squares-order biggest to smallest and vice versa, fit inside each other

My husband made these paper nesting blocks for me.  He has an awesome origami blog, Stephen's Origami.

Hunt for squares around the house

Other Possible Activities:

Have a square snack (graham crackers, wheat thins, sandwich…)


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Marci Roberts said...

I did a fun fall activity with my kids that could be easily done with preschoolers so I thought I would share with you. We taped 3 pieces of construction paper together, then gathered some leaves, (the flatter, the better) then lay them on the papers and use pebbles or something to hold them in place. Leave them outside in the sun for a few hours, then when you take the leaves off the rest of the paper has faded and left the shape of the leaves.

artsy_momma said...

I love the origami squares- they are so cute!

Mozer said...

Oh those origami boxes are so cool! What a great idea to use for teaching about squares.

phasejumper said...

I love how you put the resources at the end, I've been driving myself crazy trying to put links in the right spots on my post. Thanks for the idea!