Shapes Story Time- Toddlers

Welcome song: “We Clap and Sing Hello” (Tune: Farmer in the Dell)

We clap and sing hello, we clap and sing hello
With our friends at story time, we clap and sing hello!
(Wave and sing hello)

Sign:Circle,” “Square,” “Triangle

Song: “I Can See Shapes” (Tune: London Bridges)

Can use flannel shapes. Hold one up and have them guess the shape, then turn it over to show the word and place it on the board. Ask the kids to tell the color of the shape after each verse. Leave shapes on flannelboard.

I can see a circle shape, circle shape, circle shape,
I can see a circle shape, how about you?
(Square, triangle, rectangle, diamond)

Book: It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G. Shaw

it looked like spilt milk

Flannel storyboard: Use Spilt Milk storytelling kit to have kids guess what shape each “cloud” is.

Song: “Circle Song” (Tune: The more we get together)

Have you ever seen a circle, a circle, a circle?
Have you ever seen a circle which goes round and round?
It rolls this way and that way, and that way and this way
Have you ever seen a circle, which goes round and round?

Book: Lots of Dots by Craig Frazier

lots of dots

Rhyme: “Draw for Me” (point out each shape on flannelboard and have kids draw the shapes in the air)

Draw a circle, round as can be (draw circle in the air)
Draw a circle, just for me! (point to self)
Draw a square, shaped like a door (draw square in the air)
Draw a square, with corners four! (hold up 4 fingers)
Draw a triangle, with corners three (draw a triangle in the air)
Draw a triangle, just for me! (point to self)

Book: Shape by Shape by Suze MacDonald

shape by shape

Rhyme: “Star chant” (pass out star cutouts to each of the children)

Put your star shapes in the air, (hold in the air)
Hold it high and keep it there
Put your star shape on your back, (reach back and put star on back)
Now lay it on your lap. (put star on lap)
Put your star shape on your toes, (touch star to toes)
Now hold it by your nose (touch star to nose)
Hold your star shape in your hand (stretch hand out in front of you)
Now everyone please stand (have children stand up)
Wave your star shape at the door (face door and shake star)
Now touch your star to the floor (touch star to floor in front of you)
Hold your star in your hand and jump, jump, jump (hold star and jump up and down)
Now toss your star shape way, way, up! (toss star up in front of you)

Closing song: “Icky Sticky Bubble Gum” – David Landau: Kids and Kitties

Craft: Build a house with shapes (construction paper pieces pre-cut to be pasted on paper in shape of house)

Introduce by doing “Build a House with Shapes” rhyme/flannel:
Some houses are wood and some are stone,
But let’s build one with shapes alone.
Start with a square, but we won’t stop.
Add a triangle up on the top.
Then a rectangle for the door.
Now square windows, 1, 2, 3, 4.
A little circle is just for fun,
Now our shape house is all done!