Lesson Plan


Students will use an interactive whiteboard to learn about colors and shapes as well as test their knowledge
Brandy H.
Early childhood provider
Oakland Schools
Waterford, United States
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My Grades Pre-K, K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning, Health & Wellness

Students will be able to...

identify the shapes circle, triangle, square and rectangle.

English Language Arts
Grades Pre-K – K
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Activity: Exploring

The Teacher will hand out 2-dimensional shapes: circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, in different colors: red, blue, green, yellow and different sizes.  After passing out the shapes, the teacher will give the students a few minutes to explore the shapes. Then the teacher will  ask the students to tell her what they see or what they know, or what they notice about the items passed out.  

The teacher will explain some basic information that define the shapes:

Circles are round and have no corners.  They look like a ball, a moon, an orange, etc..

Triangles have three sides and three corners.  They look like a birthday hat, a cone, ect..

Squares have four corners and four sides.  All four sides are the same length.  They look like a box, a present, ect...

Rectangles have four side and four corners too.  But the have two long sides that are the same and two short sides that are the same.  They look like a television, a phone, a door, ect...

Student Instructions

Students will explore the items with their hands and eyes.  Students will speak and explain what they see, know and notice about the shapes.  Students will offer suggestions about what they think the shapes look like, example: a hat, a tv, a box, a paper, ect...