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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Octagons Lesson Plan

Octagon Monsters

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)

Materials

  • Construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Directions

  1. Cut out a large octagon from the construction paper.
  2. Cut out smaller shapes for arms, legs, eyes, mouth, and hair. Use as many octagons as possible.
  3. Glue the smaller shapes onto the large octagon.

Shapes Review: BPW pages 46-49

References

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.

Image Credits

Octagon Monsters © 2014 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, homemaker, homeschooler, and mother.

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