Step on a Shadow
Submitted by BettyHave your children run around and try to step on each other's shadows.
Submitted by LisaPut several different shapes objects (triangle napkins, round coasters, etc) in a box and have your children tell you what shape these common objects are.
Submitted by BettyCut out several different shapes (square, triangle, circle, etc) and tell your children that each one represents a different exercise (jumping jacks, twist, jump up and down, run in place) and when you hold it up they should do that exercise. This is great fun
Submitted by LoriHave each child take off one shoe. Then hide them in different places in the classroom. Let your children try to find the shoe. Can also do this as a matching game.
Submitted by an Unknown FriendPut all your children's shoes in a pile. Blindfold one child and have them feel around. Once they have picked a pair they have to guess whose shoes they are!
Supper Sensory Slime
Submitted by AndiLet your children experience the sense of feel with slime! It is simple to make simply add glue with cornstarch and stir well. You may have to add a bit of one of the ingredient to get the right consistency (to sticky add more cornstarch) but the children will love it. To keep it from getting to sticky store it in the refrigerator.
Alternatively you can make less sticky slime with cornstarch and water (add more cornstarch if its too thin, more water if its too thick)
A Third Alternative is to make it with one cup of water with one cup of white glue and two tablespoons of liquid tempera paint
Submitted by LisaPlay just like regular tag except the students must tag each other's shadows.
Guess Whose Shadow
Submitted by CarlaHang a sheet up in the middle of your room. Turn out all the lights. Remove several children and have one of them stand in front of a flashlight, or overhead projector. Have the other children guess whose shadow is on the sheet.
Submitted by FlorenceLet your children trace each others shadow's with sidewalk chalk.
Submitted by AmyPut shapes on construction paper and attach them to the floor so that they can not move. Pull shapes out of a bucket and have your children put their foot, their hand, etc on it.
Submitted by TrishTape Different shapes onto the floor. Have your children step from shape to shape as you play music plays. When the music stops have the children stop and yell out what shape they are standing on.
Submitted by JenniferPut a different shape in each corner of your classroom (square, circle, rectangle, triangle). Separate your children in four equal groups (have each group stand in a different corner) Have one child hide his eyes and then randomly choose a shape. The student in that shape corner are out of this round of the game. Divide your children equally amongst the corners again. Choose one child that has been eliminated and have them call out a shape. Continue this until only one child remains. This really gets your children to know their shapes.
Submitted by CandiceDraw different shapes on cardboard cards (for older children make the shapes different sizes and colors). Have your children try to match the cards by shape or color.
Submitted by MollieDivide a piece of poster board into eight sections (heart, square, circle, triangle, diamond, rectangle, oval, star). Have your children throw a beanbag at the poster board. Have them tell you what shape the beanbag landed on.
I Spy Shape Game
Submitted by MandyHave your children say "I spy with my little eye a (shape)" Then have your children guess what item in your classroom that they spy.
Submitted by CourtneyPut different shapes into a bag. Blindfold your children and have them reach into the bag and pull out a shape. Have them guess what shape they have pulled out.
Submitted by TinaCut out two of several different shapes. Paste one to a manila folder and leave one loose (or put them in envelopes) Let your children try to match the shapes.
Submitted by TinaPlay shape bingo with your children! Make a bingo card with different shapes on it. Next make shape markers. Have your children cover the shape you call out with the corresponding shape marker.
Submitted by TinaHave your children sit in a circle, have one child run around the circle and sing the song:
Lost my (shape) what do I do?Have Different shapes in the center of the circle and have the child that was running around find the shape.
Lost my (shape). What so I do?
Lost my (shape). What do I do?
Skip to my Lou my darling
Submitted by KellyUsed square gift boxes to make shape dice.
Color the Snow
Submitted by TorrieGive your children squirt bottles filled with colored water and let them color the snow.
Color the Snow II
Submitted by LisaWhen it snows, take your old markers outside and let the children color the snow
Submitted by FranMake several snowmen from something sturdy. Attach these to two liter bottles. Mark off were the 'pins' should sit and let your children bowl away.
Submitted by LeannaBring snow in from outside and let your children build a snowman.
Pin the carrot on the snowman
Submitted by CarolJust like 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey.'
Submitted by JuliePut all your children's shoes in a pile. Then have half your class stand on one side of the pile and the other half on the other. When you say go the first one to get their shoes on and stand up wins.
Who Would Wear These Shoes
Submitted by BettyCut out (or have your children cut them out) pictures of as many different kinds of shoes as you can find. Then ask your children who would wear each one
Submitted by IreneHave an indoor snowball fight using rolled up paper or socks or large marshmallows or cotton or balled up newspaper or balled up toilet paper
Class Non-Snow Snowman
Submitted by HollieBuild a snow man by moistening packing peanuts and sticking together When your ready to melt it simply put it out in the rain or turn the hose on it.
Cold SnowballFill up a white balloon with water and freeze the balloon. The next day, the children can play hot potatoe/or cold snowball to the song Snowball
Snowball (Sung To: "Are You Sleeping, Brother John")
Make a snowball, make a snowball.
Throw it now, throw it now.
Make a snowball, make a snowball.
Throw it now, throw it now.
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