Objective: To learn about the shape octagon
Message: Octagons have eight sides.
Book(s): Circles, Stars, and Squares: Looking for Shapes by Jane Brocket
Music: “Octagon Song” by Have Fun Teaching (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mvlrp7r80M)
Fine Motor Skills:
- SCEW page 10
- Stop sign coloring page (http://www.bigactivities.com/coloring/safety/stop_signs/stop_sign_post.php)
Gross Motor Skills: Take a walk and look for stop signs. Count the number of sides on the stop sign to illustrate that a stop sign is an octagon and that an octagon has eight sides.
Craft/Activity: Octagon Monsters (http://www.allkidsnetwork.com/crafts/shapes/octagon-shape-monster.asp)
- Construction paper
- Glue stick
- Cut out a large octagon from the construction paper.
- Cut out smaller shapes for arms, legs, eyes, mouth, and hair. Use as many octagons as possible.
- Glue the smaller shapes onto the large octagon.
Shapes Review: BPW pages 46-49
Big Preschool Workbook (P). 2014. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0887431456
Shapes and Colors Educational Workbook (Pre-K Kindergarten). 2014. The Clever Factory, Inc.
Octagon Monsters © 2014 Heather Johnson