One of the first things to learn about in preschool is shapes. By understanding shapes students can develop skills in math (thanks to understanding how many corners a shape has) and can also do fun art activities that incorporate shapes.
These crafts and activities are designed to help students learn about shapes or utilize their knowledge of shapes to further develop other skills.
Shapes Activities and Crafts for Preschoolers
This worksheet features fish in unique shapes! This is great to give to preschoolers as a take-home activity or to those who finish other tasks early.
At Creative Learning Center Preschool and Infant Care LLC they did a fun art activity where they took construction paper cut into different shapes and sizes and then glued them onto a white piece of paper to create a picture/scene. The teacher could name certain things to create–“Make a horse out of the shapes,” and the students had great fun making images!
This printable features an ant hill with various shapes inside of it! Children can match these shapes to where they belong so that the ants have all the rooms filled that they need occupied!
At Small World Preschool they used various circular objects to do a fun circle stamping activity. They made some cute masterpieces on their pieces of paper!
At St. Mary’s ECC & Preschool they had a fantastic time doing a craft of making shapes and designs out of marshmallows and toothpicks! The children created some neat figures!
At Connecticut Friends Preschool in Wilton, Connecticut they did a craft inspired by the book, “Perfect Square,” by author Michael Hall where they made their own imperfect squares for fun!