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    Preschool Homeschool Curriculum: Triangles Lesson Plan

    Paint Chip Candy Corn

    Objective: To learn about the shape triangle

    Message: Triangles have three sides.

    Book(s):

    • Triangles by Anita Loughrey
    • Tricky Triangles by J. Jean Robertson
    • If You Were a Triangle by Marcie Aboff
    • Triangle by Bryony Jones
    • Triangles by Marybeth Lorbiecki
    • Triangle from Play Bac Publishing
    • Triangles Around Town by Nathan Olson

    Music: “Three Straight Sides” by Doug Clements and Julie Sarama (CDC page 297)

    (Tune: “Three Blind Mice”)

    Three straight sides
    Three straight sides
    Meet at the ends
    Meet at the ends
    They follow the path that a triangle makes
    Three straight sides and that’s all it takes
    Three straight sides
    Three straight sides

    Fine Motor Skills:

    • LLCS pages 38-39
    • CCBS pages 60-65

    Gross Motor Skills: Do triangle-shaped yoga poses such as Downward Dog and Triangle.

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

    Materials

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

    Directions

    1. Cut the black and white construction paper into mouth and eye shapes.
    2. Glue the shapes onto the paint chips to create smiling candy corn.

    Color Review: BPW pages 28-29

    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 Candy Corn © 2014 Heather Johnson

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