Kindergarten Geometry

Squares, Triangles, And Circles

Joan Johnson, Waxahachie, Texas

C Layer

Square Day:

1. Discuss squares, with examples.

2. Each student completes 2 activities about squares:

___Choose a square of any size and use yarn to show that all 4 sides are the same.

___Sort the traffic sign cards into groups of squares and non-squares.

___Make a square using Q-tips; tell how you know it is a square.

___Draw pictures of 3 things that have a square shape.

Triangle Day:

1. Discuss triangles, with examples.

2. Each student completes 2 activities about triangles:

___Use straws to make 2 triangles that are different.

___Make an animal by gluing triangle shapes to paper.

___Look at 2 different pictures and find the triangles in each. Which one has more?

___Use triangle shapes to make a given pattern.

Circle Day:

1. Discuss circles, with examples.

2. Each student completes 2 activities about circles:

___Use clay or string to make a circle.

___Find 5 pictures of circles in magazines and glue them onto paper.

___With a friend make a song about circles.

___Draw or trace a circle and decorate it.

B Layer:

Make a map of one of the following using shape cut-outs:

___this classroom

___the playground