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1-2-3 Come Make Some Bunny Shapes With Me

bunny crafts, spring crafts, spring activities, common core spring, common core shapes, shape activities, shape posters, shape booklet, shape crafts, bunny crafts, shape worksheets, attributes worksheets, shape graph, graphing favorite shapes, bunny shapes, shape animals, As with many of my other activities, the Shapely Bunny packet took many more hours than I thought it would.  It's two days later, and I'm finally done! Woo hoo.

Since the other Shapely Animal packets have been such popular downloads, I decided to add another one for spring.  If you missed the Shapely Slick Chick packet I published earlier this month, click on the link to grab it. 

The Honey Bunny packet follows a similar format. I've included large shapes that students can add details and ears to, to make their shapely bunny, as well as a set with bunny features drawn in.  Make a set, laminate and then use as a sweet spring bulletin board. 

bunny crafts, spring crafts, spring activities, common core spring, common core shapes, shape activities, shape posters, shape booklet, shape crafts, bunny crafts, shape worksheets, attributes worksheets, shape graph, graphing favorite shapes, bunny shapes, shape animals, Have children pick out their favorite shape and make one of their own. 

If you want to turn their work into a bulletin board as well, toss the shape cards into a container and have them choose one.  Whatever shape they pick is the Shapely Bunny that they'll create.

I've included a big bunny poster that you can personalize with your name and the caption: "Mr(s) ____________'s class is really shaping up... or "Somebunny" knows their shapes.  Hang this in the center of your bulletin board. 

bunny crafts, spring crafts, spring activities, common core spring, common core shapes, shape activities, shape posters, shape booklet, shape crafts, bunny crafts, shape worksheets, attributes worksheets, shape graph, graphing favorite shapes, bunny shapes, shape animals, Use the other poster to make a "What's the secret shape?" game.  Draw a question mark on an index card and tape it to the laminated poster so that it's a "hinged" "flap" door. 

Using a dry erase marker, draw a shape underneath.  Call on children to guess what shape is hiding?

bunny crafts, spring crafts, spring activities, common core spring, common core shapes, shape activities, shape posters, shape booklet, shape crafts, bunny crafts, shape worksheets, attributes worksheets, shape graph, graphing favorite shapes, bunny shapes, shape animals, There's also an easy reader booklet that covers quite a few standards.  Students read the simple sentences, underline the capital letters and add end punctuation

bunny crafts, spring crafts, spring activities, common core spring, common core shapes, shape activities, shape posters, shape booklet, shape crafts, bunny crafts, shape worksheets, attributes worksheets, shape graph, graphing favorite shapes, bunny shapes, shape animals, Children trace and write the shape words, as well as trace and draw the shapes and then draw details on the first shape to make it look like a bunny. 

The last page asks them which Honey Bunny was their favorite.  A graph is provided to record this data.

bunny crafts, spring crafts, spring activities, common core spring, common core shapes, shape activities, shape posters, shape booklet, shape crafts, bunny crafts, shape worksheets, attributes worksheets, shape graph, graphing favorite shapes, bunny shapes, shape animals, I've included bunny shape cards in color, along with their matching shape word cards

bunny crafts, spring crafts, spring activities, common core spring, common core shapes, shape activities, shape posters, shape booklet, shape crafts, bunny crafts, shape worksheets, attributes worksheets, shape graph, graphing favorite shapes, bunny shapes, shape animals, These are perfect for Memory Match or "I Have; Who Has?" games. 

Add the bunny Kaboom cards to your game to make things even more fun.  

There's also a set in black and white, which includes a cover, so that students can make an Itty Bitty Shape Booklet. 

bunny crafts, spring crafts, spring activities, common core spring, common core shapes, shape activities, shape posters, shape booklet, shape crafts, bunny crafts, shape worksheets, attributes worksheets, shape graph, graphing favorite shapes, bunny shapes, shape animals, Students can also play a funny bunny spinner game.  Children pick a partner and take turns spinning. 

bunny crafts, spring crafts, spring activities, common core spring, common core shapes, shape activities, shape posters, shape booklet, shape crafts, bunny crafts, shape worksheets, attributes worksheets, shape graph, graphing favorite shapes, bunny shapes, shape animals, Whatever shape they land on, they color the matching shape on their funny bunny.  The child who completes their worksheet first is the winner.  

bunny crafts, spring crafts, spring activities, common core spring, common core shapes, shape activities, shape posters, shape booklet, shape crafts, bunny crafts, shape worksheets, attributes worksheets, shape graph, graphing favorite shapes, bunny shapes, shape animals, Finally, I've also included a worksheet with spatial directions, one for listing a shape's attributes, plus a match the shape to the shape word. 

bunny crafts, spring crafts, spring activities, common core spring, common core shapes, shape activities, shape posters, shape booklet, shape crafts, bunny crafts, shape worksheets, attributes worksheets, shape graph, graphing favorite shapes, bunny shapes, shape animals, When everyone has completed whatever projects you want them to do, pass out the certificate of praise.

bunny crafts, spring crafts, spring activities, common core spring, common core shapes, shape activities, shape posters, shape booklet, shape crafts, bunny crafts, shape worksheets, attributes worksheets, shape graph, graphing favorite shapes, bunny shapes, shape animals, Click on the link to view/download the Shapely Bunnies Packet.  Thanks for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN away.

"I've never been a social bunny.  I thrive on work." -Michelle Ryan

1-2-3 Come Make Silly Shaped Owls With Me!

Since the Silly Shaped Penguins were such a huge hit in January, I decided to whip together a packet of 2D shape activities using owls

owl activities, owl crafts, owl shapes, silly shaped owls, silly shaped penguins, owl lessons, owl bulletin boards, shape bulletin boards, Daily 5 activities, daily 5 word work, common core owls, common core for kindergarten, common core for 1st grade, free common core math for kindergarten and 1st grade, 2D shapes, hexagon actities, shape booklet, graphing activities, I love owls, and lately, they seem to be all the rage.

You can quickly make these silly shaped owls and increase your students knOWLedge of shapes, shape words, attributes etc.

These activities make nice Daily 5 Word Work lessons, and will help reinforce Common Core State Standards: K.G.1, K.G.2, K.MD.3, 1.MD.4, 1.G.1

  • Owl shape "craftivity".  Using the patterns, make the owls and laminate. 
  • Use them as anchor charts, a shape bulletin board, oral assessments, or manipulatives for students to hold up during a shape story.
  • Make an extra laminated set and cut them in half for an independent math center. 
  • Choose 4 and suspend them from the ceiling in each corner of your classroom, so that you can play "4 Corners".  My kiddos absolutely LOVE this game and it's a quick, easy and super-fun way to reinforce the more difficult shapes.  When they've learned those, I hang up 4 other ones 'til they know them all.
  • Students could also make one or several at a math center, perhaps choosing their favorite shaped owl(s).

owl activities, owl crafts, owl shapes, silly shaped owls, silly shaped penguins, owl lessons, owl bulletin boards, shape bulletin boards, Daily 5 activities, daily 5 word work, common core owls, common core for kindergarten, common core for 1st grade, free common core math for kindergarten and 1st grade, 2D shapes, hexagon actities, shape booklet, graphing activities, Click on the link to view/download the Silly Shaped Owls packet.

Thanks for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN anything you think others may find helpful.

"I shall pass this way but once. Therefore, any good that I can do or any kindness that I can show, let me do it now, for I shall not pass this way again."

1-2-3 Come Make A Shape Booklet With Me

President's Day activities, The Dollar Shapes Up easy reader, FREE Common Core lessons for kindergarten and 1st grade, President's Day lessons, Washington lessons, Washington activities, Dollar activities, Dollar lessons, money activities, money booklet, dollar booklet,The Dollar Shapes Up is a fun, quick and easy way to review Common Core State Standards: L.K.2a, L.K.2b, RF.K.3c, L.1.2b, RF.1.1a, K.G.2

Show students a real dollar bill and ask them, "What shape is inside the center of the dollar? Who is the president that is pictured here?"

Tell them that they are going to help shape the dollar up, because the booklet that they will be working on, is all messed up.

President's Day activities, The Dollar Shapes Up easy reader, FREE Common Core lessons for kindergarten and 1st grade, President's Day lessons, Washington lessons, Washington activities, Dollar activities, Dollar lessons, money activities, money booklet, dollar booklet,The booklet includeds the hexagon, pentagon and octagon shapes. If you don't cover those, simply leave those pages out.

Students trace and write the shape word, trace and draw the shape, circle the capital letters in the sentences and then add the end punctuation. 

Children cut and glue the various shapes to their matching one in the booklet.

President's Day activities, The Dollar Shapes Up easy reader, FREE Common Core lessons for kindergarten and 1st grade, President's Day lessons, Washington lessons, Washington activities, Dollar activities, Dollar lessons, money activities, money booklet, dollar booklet,These shapes are all INSIDE the dollar.  As an added activity, run through spatial directions by having students put a shape above, behind, beside, between, under etc. so that you are reviewing that Standard as well.

Click on the link to view/download The Dollar Shapes Up easy reader booklet.

Thanks for visiting today.  Do you have a President's Day activity you could share with us? I'd enjoy hearing from you: diane@teachwithme or leave a comment here.

President's Day activities, The Dollar Shapes Up easy reader, FREE Common Core lessons for kindergarten and 1st grade, President's Day lessons, Washington lessons, Washington activities, Dollar activities, Dollar lessons, money activities, money booklet, dollar booklet,Feel free to PIN anything you think others might find useful.

" People don't always need advice.  Sometimes all they really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen and a heart that understands." -Unknown

The Silly Shaped Penguins Family Has GROWN!

penguin activities, free Common Core lessons for kindergarten, free common core lessons for 1st grade, penguin lessons, 2D shape lessons, shape booklet, Silly Shaped Penguins, hexagon activities, pentagon activities, octagon activities, Do you remember the Silly Shaped Penguins I packet I made a while back?

penguin activities, free Common Core lessons for kindergarten, free common core lessons for 1st grade, penguin lessons, 2D shape lessons, shape booklet, Silly Shaped Penguins, hexagon activities, shoe penguins, foot penguins, penguin booklet, shape booklet,pentagon activities, octagon activities, It features 2D shaped penguin craftivities + an easy reader with a surprise ending, where the last penguin is in the shape of a child’s shoe, thus making the booklet a special keepsake.

It has been THE most popular download in January and has been pinned a zillion times.

Many requests have come in for an additional page with penguin patterns for the newer shapes: pentagon, hexagon and octagon, that have since become standards for some teachers.

Well, you asked for them, you got them.  Here is the Silly Shaped Penguins 2 packet.

penguin activities, free Common Core lessons for kindergarten, free common core lessons for 1st grade, penguin lessons, 2D shape lessons, shape booklet, Silly Shaped Penguins, hexagon activities, shoe penguins, foot penguins, penguin booklet, shape booklet,pentagon activities, octagon activities, It contains the patterns for the pentagon penguin as well as the hexagon and octagon penguins.

I’ve also included these as an additional page in the booklet.

If you don’t teach those shapes, simply don’t add that page, or you could “raise the bar” and challenge students to learn some new ones!

penguin activities, free Common Core lessons for kindergarten, free common core lessons for 1st grade, penguin lessons, 2D shape lessons, shape booklet, Silly Shaped Penguins, hexagon activities, shoe penguins, foot penguins, penguin booklet, shape booklet,pentagon activities, octagon activities, Click on the link to view/download Silly Shaped Penguins 2.

penguin activities, free Common Core lessons for kindergarten, free common core lessons for 1st grade, penguin lessons, 2D shape lessons, shape booklet, Silly Shaped Penguins, hexagon activities, shoe penguins, foot penguins, penguin booklet, shape booklet,pentagon activities, octagon activities, Thanks for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN anything you think others might enjoy.

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