We made a shapely Santa in preschool

While having fun with holiday arts and crafts, we also used the opportunity to review our shapes…

We reviewed triangles and circles by making a Santa puppet from construction paper…

The children simply added a triangular shaped hat, some eyeballs…

Some of the children really like those eyeballs…

And of course, we added cotton balls to finish off our triangle Santa!

In another class, the children added a circle for Santa’s nose…

And more cotton balls…

To make another shapely Santa Clause!

You can also make a Star Santa! See this great post from Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning!

And how about a triangle reindeer too!

By |2017-03-28T22:28:36+00:00December 20th, 2010|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Meghan December 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Totally love this!
    I could totally draw the shapes for my 4yo & let him cut them out & then go to town gluing them.

    • Deborah J. Stewart December 20, 2010 at 9:14 pm - Reply


  2. stacy December 22, 2010 at 12:52 am - Reply

    Did this project with DD3 today. It turned out very cute!

    • Deborah J. Stewart December 22, 2010 at 7:03 am - Reply

      I love it!

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