*LIFE SKILLS*

Learning about shape is an important part of school readiness.

Selecting the shapes and placing them in their correct positions on the design boards will help the learner to co-ordinate the movements of the eyes and hands. It will also help him to identify colour and shape and learn about position, direction and shape constancy.

Remember, it takes time to master the tasks on the cards, so give your learners ample time to complete the designs.

• Identify colour, shape, position and direction

• Recognise similarities and differences in colour and shape

• Learn to recognise, name and match geometric shapes

• Learn to plan before beginning a task

*Geometric shapes*

4 x Isosceles Triangles 4 x Right Angled Triangles

4 x Diamonds 4 x Large Squares

4 x Small Squares 8 x Rectangles

4 x Large Semi-Circles 4 x Small Semi-Circles

*Game 1. I Spy*

I spy a shape which has 3 sides. (Triangle)

I spy a shape which has 4 sides and the sides are all the same length. (Square / Diamond)

I spy a shape which has one round side and one straight side. (Semi-Circle)

*Game 2. Hunt-a-Shape*

Find a shape with 2 long and 2 short sides. (Rectangle)

Find a shape which has sharp pointed corners and equal sides. (Diamond)

Make a square out of 2 rectangles

Make a circle out of 2 semi-circles

Make a square out of 2 triangles

*GOOD IDEAS*

• Draw around each shape and cut out the drawings.

• Make a shape page in a scrap book - Lable the shapes.

• Use the shapes as templates for splatter painting

• Draw shapes according to verbal instructions.