Make a shape person with triangles, circles
or squares. Choose which shape you want to target. Then print
out the corresponding shape page (below). Using construction
paper, cut out a large shape for the body and a small shape
for the head. Bend long strips of construction paper back
and forth (accordion style) for the arms and legs. Have your
child assemble their shape person. Then have them cut and
paste the shapes from the print out on the body of the shape
person. Be sure to talk to your child about the attributes
of the shape. For example, "a triangle has three sides
and three corners".
1. Print out the shapes worksheet.
2. Laminate (or cover with clear contact paper) and you can
use the same sheet over and over.
1. Demonstrate tracing the shape with your finger.
2. Help the child trace the shape with his/her finger.
3. Give the child a wipe-off crayon or "Vis a Vis"
marker to trace the shapes.
4. Number dots and have child connect dots in order.
5. Cut out shapes and back with heavy cardboard. Have child
trace around shape.
Shape recognition, fine motor control, counting skill with
numbered dots. Use large motor skills to draw shapes in finger
paint, shaving cream, sand, salt, rice or drawing with chalk
on sidewalk or pavement.
Hand over hand assistance may be needed at first.
As your child improves at this task move to a worksheet with
fewer, lighter dots.
1. Print out shape page.
2. Laminate pages and cut out shapes.
1. matching colored shape to colored shape
2. matching colored shape to shape with colored dot
3. matching colored shape to black shape
4. matching black shape to black shape
5. matching colored shape with word to color shape without
6. matching colored shape with word to black shape with word
Shape recognition, color recognition, fine motor strength
(using clothespins, paper clips to attach and match) and fine