The other day, we were going over our shapes and I decided that I would draw some different shaped jack-o-lanterns on our big piece of paper. The kids loved this and they had a fun time looking through our "pumpkin patch" (that is what I called the drawing of all the pumpkins) to find the different shaped pumpkins. We read a pumpkin story and then headed to the art table to do our activity (pictured below).
|I took an orange piece of paper and make dots in a pumpkin shape around the paper. The kids counted all the dots first.|
|Then, they took an orange marker and followed it along each dot.|
|I told them to take their time so they didn't miss any of the dots!|
|This is what it looked like when they were done.|
|Then, to add more "shape" review, I had black triangles cut out and a rectangle for the stem (and of course a mouth). They took their shapes and glued them to make their jack-o-lanterns face.|
|Aren't they cute! And, it was a great learning activity as well! Love those!|