Exploring our shapes with blocks on the table top

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A simple and engaging exploration of shapes and colors!

We took our blocks from the block center for the day and turned them into a simple shape and color matching tabletop game…

Preparing the Activity

Mrs. Courtney prepared the table by using different colors of tape to make all the shapes we had in our block basket on the table…

Practicing Shape Recognition

The children found the table and blocks all ready to go and explored the matching game in their own way.  Some of the children naturally matched each block to each shape but didn’t concern themselves with matching the colors too…

Practicing Color Recognition

Other children focused on making sure the color and shapes all matched up…

Freedom to Explore

The nice thing about this activity is that there really is no right or wrong way to explore it…

Some of the children even preferred stacking the blocks as they explored the table top activity…

This is the kind of activity that some children will really take their time to explore and others will stop for a few minutes and then move on. As the children stopped by to visit the table, I would stop by too, on occasion, and ask the children to tell me the name of a shape or the color of their shape. In a sense, this was a way for me to evaluate which shapes the children already knew and which shapes they were still getting familiar with…

Super simple and a fun beginning of the school year way to explore our shapes…

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

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