Another week another theme!! This week’s was shapes so I have been looking for fun activities for me and the kids to do that will help them learn all about shapes. Having a theme each week really helps me stay motivated and come up with fun things for the kids to do last weeks was car’s, you can read all about it here.
Here’s what we have been up to this week..
Using a bunch of household items we made some spongy stamps and then got messy in the garden creating some fun pictures.
They were really simple to make I did 2 kinds of stamps the first were made by cutting out a shape from a quite thin sponge and then using sellotape I secured a bit of cardboard to the back as a handle.
The second way was to cut a shape out of a much thicker sponge and make a small hole and push a lolly stick in. These were slightly tricker to cut out but easier for the kids to use.
It was so much fun, the girls love to get messy with paint so it was perfect for them. We were discussing the different colours and shapes they were making, it’s a good idea to use sponges with different textures as well as it makes a nice effect.
Lottie got stuck in too!
Hand prints may have been involved as well can you spot some that didn’t make it onto the paper?!
The different shapes were out toppings so the rectangles were cheese, triangles were tomatoes etc the kids made their pizzas, carefully choosing the toppings and gluing them down. Really quick and easy activity that kept them happy for ages!
First of all we made some play-doh using a non-cook recipe that I love! Play doh is a really fun way to learn about shapes as it gives them chance to create them in a different way and all kids love play-doh! It also lasts quite well in an air tight container in the fridge so something you can get out and do with them again and again.
I didn’t know whether or not to include this one but we went for a walk to the shops and after we’d been talking about shapes so much this week the kids we’re pointing all the different shapes they could see just as we walked down the road, from road signs to marks on the pavement they were seeing the shapes of everything and found it really exciting they made it into a game and it was lovely to watch. So something as easy as walking down the road was a great chance to encourage learning.
That is all for our fun shape filled week, I hopes it’s given you so idea’s. Next week’s theme is BUGS! Hope you can join us, check out Katy’s shape activities here.