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This trace the shapes activity was a fun way to combine learning about shapes with art and fine motor skills development.
I placed this activity on our Montessori shelves. On a tray, I had the following:
- An example piece of work for the kids to look at
- Blank paper for them to create their own trace the shapes art project
- A container of markers
- Our Montessori shapes insets
I gave the kids a lesson on how make their own trace the shapes art project. I showed them how to select one of our Montessori shapes insets at a time, lay it on the paper, and trace it using the black marker. After tracing several shapes and overlapping them, then the kids could select some of the spaces to color in.
After the lesson, I placed this activity on the shelves for them to do at their leisure.
QBoy was really excited about this work. Here is the masterpiece he created!
When he finished, he and I had a chance to talk about all the different shapes he used, which was a fun way to reinforce the names of some of the shapes he was less familiar with.
More resources for learning shapes
More shapes posts from Gift of Curiosity:
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- 15 books about shapes
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- How many ways to make a shape?
- Sand shapes
- Exploring 3D shapes through play
- 3D shapes graphing game
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