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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.


  • 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 (


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


  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


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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