Shaping Up – Shape Play

Shaping Up – Shape Play

… ‘shaping up’ with a bit of shape play. I never had chance to share any of the shape-related actives we enjoyed back in November as I was too busy, so I thought I’d share a few of them now (you might recognise some of them from my Instagram page)…

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Books

These were the books the children enjoyed looking through this time round…

Books linked with shapes - shared by Rachel (",)

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Shape Pictures

Shape pictures from Rachel (",)

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Tracing Shape Outlines

Tracing shape outlines from Rachel (",)

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Printing with Shapes in Play Dough

Printing with shapes in play dough - from Rachel (",)

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Shapes on the Mirror Box 

Shapes on the mirror box - from Rachel (",)

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Line Rocks 

Making shapes…

Making shapes with line rocks - from Rachel (",)

… and wiggly lines…

Long wiggly lines with line rocks - from Rachel (",)

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3D shapes on the light panel 

… with rainbow blocks and family counters from Learning Resources

3D shapes, rainbow blocks and family counters on the light panel - from Rachel (",)

Shape play on the light panel - from Rachel (",)

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Tap A Shape 

Always a favourite!

Good old Tap-a-Shape - from Rachel (",)

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Matching Shapes

Matching shapes - from Rachel (",)

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Sorting Shapes

Sorting by shape - from Rachel (",)

Sorting by shape - from Rachel (",)

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Shape Pictures with Craft Felt Shapes

Shape pictures with craft felt shapes - from Rachel (",)

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Shapes on the OHP

Shapes on the OHP - from Rachel (",)

Migrating resources…

Shapes and people on the OHP - from Rachel (",)

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Rainbow Pebbles

Lots of free play with these, as well as having a go at matching the cards that come with them…

Copying picture cards with Rainbow Pebbles - from Rachel (",)

Copying pictures with rainbow pebbles - from Rachel (",)

Rainbow pebble play from Rachel (",)

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Craft Sticks with Velcro Dots

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

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Stick Shapes

This didn’t go to plan – they were far more interested in making pictures with the sticks than shapes…

Stick play from Rachel (",)

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Previous Shape Posts

In case you’re interested, you can see my previous shape-related posts here:

– Shape Play

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

Assessing Shapes

Play dough and shapes from Rachel (",)

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Thanks for reading!

Don’t forget that you can also find me on FacebookInstagramTwitter &  Pinterest

Would love you to come & say hello! 🙂 

– Rachel (“,)

A bit of therapeutic rainbow pebble play from my TA, Chris... shared by Rachel (",)

Some therapeutic rainbow pebble play from my TA, Chris 🙂

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Family Counters in their beds - from Stimulating Learning with Rachel (",)

Making the most of the space... shape play on the light panel - from Rachel (",)

Triangle top from Rachel (",)

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16 Comments

  1. Amazing share !
    Some great ideas – like the stone and lolly stick activity !!
    Simple – affective
    Thank you

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    • Thanks, Pete!

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  2. Afternoon Rachel. Can you tell me where you purchased your round light panel and 3 compartment tray (sand) please?
    Time to use my resources in a different way I think!Thank you for the inspiration.
    Karen

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    • Hi Karen! The tray was from Amazon (UK – search card display tray) and the light panel is a colour changing one from YPO. Not sure if they still do it, but think TTS do them too. We don’t use the colour changing feature all the time, so that’s not essential 🙂

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  3. I love all your hands on activities you do with the children.i especially love the line rocks. The shapes they can make is endless. Thank you for inspiring me.

    Kelly kat

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    • You’re welcome, Kelly! Thanks for the lovely comment! 🙂

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  4. Fantastic ideas as always – thank you!

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    • Ah, you’re welcome, Sharon!

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  5. Hi Rachel. Thank you for sharing so much of what you do in your classroom. I am always so inspired ! Can you tell me where you got the rainbow pebbles? I Have not seen them before and they look fabulous! (I am in the USA)
    Thanks, Barb

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    • Ah, thank you, Barb!
      Mine were from Amazon (UK), so perhaps you could find them there?

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  6. Dziękuję, Twoja praca jest dla mnie inspiracją. Cudowne pomysły (wszystkie)

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    • Nie ma za co!

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  7. Thanks again for your lovely ideas on shape all in one place. I had never thought of Velcro on lollipop sticks to make shapes. I’m going to be busy making that resource!

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    • Have fun, Rebecca! 🙂

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  8. I am curious about the ‘tap a shape’ activity. Did you make this? If yes how?

    Thank-you!

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    • No, it’s a bought resource. Mine came from the Early Learning Centre (UK), but I bet there are other versions available.

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