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Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Rectangles Lesson Plan

Paint Chip Monster and Witch

Objective: To learn about the shape rectangle

Message: Rectangles have two long sides and two short sides.

Book(s):

  • Rectangle by Bryony Jones
  • Rectangles by Pamela Hall
  • Rectangles Around Town by Nathan Olson
  • The Shape of the World: Rectangles by Dana Meachen Rau
  • Rectangles by Diyan Leake
  • Rectangles by Sarah L. Schuette

Music: “Rectangles” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stOAbrSqyfA)

(Tune: “Baa Baa Black Sheep”)

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Rectangle, rectangle
Have you any sides?
Yes, boys! Yes, girls!
Four in all
Two sides are long
And two sides are short
I like my shape
Whether it’s wide or if it’s tall
Rectangle, rectangle
Have you any sides?
Yes, boys! Yes, girls!
Four in all

“Rectangle Song” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JP-ZhwrxzI)

Fine Motor Skills:

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  • LLCS pages 40-41
  • CCBS pages 66-71

Craft/Activity: Paint Chip Monster and Witch (http://lizoncall.com/2012/10/11/paint-chip-halloween-craft/)

Materials

  • Green and purple paint chips
  • Black and white construction paper
  • Glue or glue stick

Directions

  1. Cut the black and white construction paper into mouth, eye, eyebrow, bolt, hair, and pointed hat shapes.
  2. Glue the shapes onto the paint chips to create a green monster and a purple witch.

Color Review: BPW pages 24-27

References

Big Preschool Workbook (P). 2014. School Zone Publishing Company. ISBN 978-0887431456
Comprehensive Curriculum of Basic Skills (Grade P). 2011. American Education Publishing. ISBN 978-1-60996-328-6
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

Paint Chip Monster and Witch © 2014 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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