Old McDonald had a farm, and on his farm he had some shapes! Well, at least that’s what he has on his farm in this Digital Farm Theme Preschool Activity for Identifying Shapes! Children will love practicing shape identification and matching shapes with this fun farm themed shape activity for preschoolers.
This activity is a great way to engage your child in meaningful, real world practice matching shapes for pre-k learners.
It is also a perfect math activity to go along with any farm themed unit!
What Does My Child Need To Learn About Shapes?
When it comes to learning shapes for kids, there are a few different things you can work on with your child!
- identifying basic 2d and 3d shapes (circle, triangle, square, rectangle, oval, star, etc.)
- observing how many sides shapes have
- comparing shapes
- finding real life objects that match shapes
- talking about shapes during free play and dramatic play activities
How To Teach Shapes:
Whether you are a Pre-K teacher, Kindergarten teacher, or home school parent, you may be wondering how to incorporate shape learning into your lesson plans.
Hands on, active activities that allow your child to get involved in the learning are a wonderful way to teach shapes.
Here are some fun ideas for creating hands on learning experiences that will help your child learn shapes!
- Discover shapes using pattern block activities. Children will love building different pictures using the blocks that are different shapes.
- Play shape matching games like this fun fruit themed one!
- Explore shapes during sensory play! Shape sensory bags and bins are both great options for this.
- Use play dough mats to teach shapes.
- Look for shapes in the illustrations of the books you are reading with your child.
Mouse ShapesMy First Shapes with Frank Lloyd WrightBulldozer’s Shapes: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (Kids Construction Books, Goodnight Books for Toddlers) (Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site (Series))Paris: A Book of Shapes (Hello, World)Tangled: A Story About ShapesSnippets: A story about paper shapesShape by Shape
How To Use This Fun Shape Math Activity:
After you enter your email address below, go to your inbox to get the link to download the digital activity.
Once you open the link, you will be able to choose the Google Slides or Seesaw version of the activity.
If you are using the Google Slides version, make sure you follow the prompts to make a copy of the activity. This will allow you to share the activity with your students.
Open the activity and click on the first slide. Your child will pick the shape that matches the picture on the tractor.
After they have found the correct match, they can go onto the next slide!
Other Ways To Use This Shape Activity For Kids:
- Find other real world objects that are the same shape as the one on the computer screen. Look around your house, classroom, or outside.
- Match the shape on the screen to a shape vocabulary card (you can easily make these by writing the shape names onto index cards).
- Your child can trace the outline of the shapes using their finger, a pointer, or the computer mouse.
- Count the sides that the shape has. Ask your child if they notice anything else special about the shape.
- Combine learning of shapes and colors. Talk about the colors of the shapes as you are practicing your shape identification.
- Talk to your child about the images on the slides! This is great for vocabulary development and working on speech. What do they see? What other shapes are on the slide? What is the object they are matching to the shape?