Fly In Your Shapes; A Gross Motor Preschool Game

Fly In Your Shapes; A Gross Motor Preschool Game

Inside: Gross motor shape matching game for your preschooler.

AIRPLANES AND PRESCHOOLERS; BREAD AND BUTTER. 

THEY JUST GO TOGETHER FOR THE PERFECT WINNING COMBINATION! 

Preschool shapes

This DIY Shape Plane activity makes a fantastic Breakfast Invitation.  

Not only will Breakfast Invitations help calm your morning, they will also engage your preschooler's learning at the most valuable time of the day. 

SHAPE AIRPLANES ARE SO SIMPLE TO MAKE! 

MATERIALS:

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YOUR PRESCHOOLER CAN HELP MAKE THE PLANES! 

  • Draw a shape on either side of your craft stick.
  • Attach the clothespin to the craft stick.
  • Draw corresponding shapes on your large white paper. 
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Allow your preschooler to fly in their shapes! 

Share with your preschooler the different shapes they are landing.

We had so much fun with this game as I called out a shape and we flew it around the kitchen table before landing into its correct box! 

One of the best things about this gross motor shape matching game is that your preschooler is moving! Both my 2.5-year-old and four-year-old could not help but fly their plane all around before landing. 

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WHY practice shapes with your Preschooler?

By Kindergarten, children will be asked to correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

Kindergarteners will also be asked to analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/"corners") and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length). 

If you love shape activities, you will also love Invitation to Shape Pictures, and Foam Block Play. 

Want to know how I keep track of our activities?

Click below to learn more. 

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It's Simple; Gather Sticks and Create.

It's Simple; Gather Sticks and Create.

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