Preschoolers will love this active play activity and they will learn to recognize their shapes at the same time. This makes a wonderful circle time activity and can be used to emphasize any shape that preschoolers are learning.
What You Need
What To Do
Preschooler Preparation – This activity can be done as part of a circle time routine or as a music and movement activity. Introduce the shape that you have chosen to the preschoolers. Have each preschooler look around the room and find an object that is the same shape. Let the preschoolers walk around the shape and explore it. Have them describe to you what the shape looks like, how many sides it has, and what other objects are the same shape.
Preschool Games to Play
Have the preschool class stand in a line and walk around the shape on the masking tape. Let the first preschooler in the line decide what the other preschoolers are going to do. Preschoolers could walk, hop, dance, wiggle or crawl around the shape.
Dance Around the Shape
Play some upbeat music as preschoolers walk in a line around the shape. Tell preschoolers to keep walking as long as the music is playing but as soon as they hear the music stop they should sit down on the shape.