Shape Play

Shape Play

Shape play this week! Just a quick post because I am shattered and don’t have much time to sort out all the photos. It has been a very busy half term, but we’ve made it to the end!



Here are some of the books we’ve enjoyed whilst focusing on shape. I think I’ve missed a couple off the photo, but hopefully you’ll see them in the other photos on the page…

Some of the books we used when looking at shape - from Rachel (",)


Threading Shape Buttons

Very simple set-up!

Threading shape buttons - from Rachel (",)


Shapes on the Light Panel 

I simply drew shapes on acetate sheets and added coloured counters…

Shapes on the light panel - from Rachel (",)


Shapes in the Montessori Tray

Another way we’ve used this tray…

Shapes in the Montessori Tray - from Rachel (",)


Shapes and Patterns with Line Stones 

More patterns than shapes being created, if I’m honest. I’ve just shared a few pics here as I didn’t have time to go through them all…

Shapes and patterns with line stones - from Rachel (",)


Shapes on the Homemade Geoboard 

They love stretching the loom bands over the nails. Fab for fine motor skills…

Shapes on the natural geoboard - from Rachel (",)


Tap a Shape

An ever popular invitation!

Tap a Shape - from Rachel (",)


Rainbow Blocks on the OHP 

They loved how clear the pictures on the wall were!

Rainbow blocks on the OHP - from Rachel (",)


Creating Shapes with Craft Sticks 

Creating shapes with craft sticks - from Rachel (",)


Creating Pictures with Shapes 

Creating pictures with shapes - from Rachel (",)



I photocopied the page with the loose shapes from the Windblown story for these pictures. We were going to stick these, but they were actually quite happy with arranging the irregular shapes.

'Windblown' pictures - from Rachel (",)


Creating shapes with ‘Velcroed’ Craft Sticks

Creating shapes with 'velcroed' craft sticks - from Rachel (",)


Laminated Cellophane Shapes on the Light Panel 

These have been going strong for a few years now. It is easier if you laminate a large piece of cellophane before you cut the shapes out, as the cellophane tears so easily…

Laminated cellophane shapes on the light panel - from Rachel (",)


Shape Hunt Sticks

I think these were from TTS (years ago!). They love using them around the classroom and in the outdoor area…

Shape Hunt sticks - from Rachel (",)


Have a fabulous half term break, if you’re lucky enough to have one. See you on the other side!!


Thanks for reading!

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– Rachel (“,)


  1. Hi, none of these photos are available and I am interested to see how you work with shape with the kids.

    • I’m not sure why they are not available to you. I am in school at the moment and can see them all. Are you looking at school? Sometimes blogs are blocked and you need to get ask your I.T. people to unblock them…

  2. Thanks for writing such an easy-to-understand article on this topic.

    • 🙂


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