1-2-3 Come Play A Shape Game With Me
Come the end of November, my Y5's could identify their 2D shapes, but I liked to continue to incorporate some sort of shape review with them throughout the year, so they could retain that knowledge.
The vocabulary words hexagon, pentagon and octagon, constantly needed to be reinforced as they easily confused them.
Thus, I like to create games and hands-on crafts that not only review shapes, but other skills & standards as well. The Native American headband does just that.
Run off the shape masters on matching construction paper. Rough cut and have students trim. Make the headbands out of strips of white construction paper that are 3 inches wide and 24 inches long.
Students choose a partner and take turns spinning. Whatever shape they land on, they glue the matching shape to the center of their headband. After the game, students can glue a feather to the back of it.
You may want to give an extra feather to the winners of the game, or an extra shape. (When you cut out the hexagon, pentagon and octagon shapes you will have different sizes of diamond shapes as scraps.)
For extra pizzazz, students can add flat-backed rhinestones to the center of their shapes with glue dots. If you'd like to add some writing to this activity, have students write something that they are thankful for under the shapes.
These things should be the color of that shape. i.e. I'm thankful for the blue sky. You may want to brainstorm with students prior to the writing portion. As children share things that they are thankful for that are those colors, write the words on the board to help with spelling.
If you've studied the Wampanoag people or Squanto you can also have students write a fact that they learned on the feather.
If you need some facts to share with your students I highly recommend the books: Squanto:The Miracle of Thanksgiving by Metxas, Squanto Friend of the Pilgrims by Bulla and Squanto's Journey by Brucha.
I also found several sites that have some good factual information: Wampanoag Fact Sheet is extremely helpful with lots of links and pictures. Plimoth Plantation's site is also an excellent source as is Social Studies for Kids. Current tribal information can be found here. You can also check out ABC Teach, Activity Village & Squanto.
Click on the link to view/download the Native American Headband craftivity. Thanks for visiting. I'll be designing lots more things today, so I hope you can pop back tomorrow for the newest FREEBIES. Feel free to PIN away.
"I don't think the Lord wants any pompous proclamation of thanks on one Thursday in November as much as He would like a little humble service from us every day in the year." -Burton Hillis