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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Ovals Lesson Plan

Oval Magazine Collage

Objective: To learn about the shape oval

Message: Ovals are flattened or stretched circles.


  • Ovals by Sarah L. Schuette
  • Ovals by Julia Vogel
  • Ovals Around Town by Nathan Olson
  • Ovals by Dana Meachen Rau
  • Ovals by Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Music: “Ovals”

(Tune: “Did You Ever See a Lassie?”)

Eggs are shaped like ovals
Like ovals
Like ovals
Eggs are shaped liked ovals
Like circles stretched out long

Substitute “eggs” with other oval-shaped objects.

Fine Motor Skills:

  • LLCS pages 44-45
  • CCBS pages 72-77

Gross Motor Skills: Toss plastic Easter eggs into various containers.

Craft/Activity: Oval Magazine Collage


  • Old magazines
  • Scissors
  • Blank paper
  • Glue or glue stick


  1. Find pictures of ovals such as eggs, balloons, watermelons, footballs, and potatoes in the magazines.
  2. Cut out the ovals.
  3. Cut the blank paper into a large oval.
  4. Glue the oval pictures onto the larger oval.
  5. Display the oval collage.


Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills (Grade P). 2011. American Education Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60996-328-6
Everything for Fall: A Complete Activity Book for Teachers of Young Children. 1997. Gryphon House, Inc. ISBN 0-87659-185-3
Let’s Learn Colors & Shapes (2+). 2011. Spectrum Early Years. ISBN 978-1-60996-201-2
Schiller, Pam and Pat Phipps. The Complete Daily Curriculum for Early Childhood (Revised). 2011. Gryphon House. Inc. ISBN 978-0-87659-358-5

Image Credits

Oval Magazine Collage © 2014 Heather Johnson

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