Getting in Shape

Getting in Shape lesson plan

  • 1.

    Toddlers may concentrate on simple shapes, while older children may design very elaborate shapes. When this project is done with children ages 3 and younger, close adult supervision is required to ensure safety. Offer large pieces and cut items for 3-year

  • 2.

    Glue, chenille sticks, straws, and yarn are always appealing. When the challenge of using these materials to define shapes is introduced, children immerse themselves in hands-on learning.

  • 3.

    Invite children to describe their materials and efforts in visual-arts terms of line, shape, and texture.

  • 4.

    On construction paper, use Crayola® Colored Pencils to draw a shape. Put Crayola® School Glue or Glitter Glue on top of the lines to form a shape.

  • 5.

    With Crayola® Scissors, cut chenille sticks, drinking straws, and/or yarn to fit the shape. (An adult cuts pieces for children 3 and younger.) Place the pieces on the glue for a 3-dimensional effect.

  • 6.

    Print the name of the shape, your name, and the date with colored pencils.


  • Letters, Numbers & Words
  • Reading Pictures
  • Vocabulary
  • Physical: Eye - Hand Coordination
  • Physical: Senses
  • Physical: Small Muscles
  • Social & Emotional: Flexibility
  • Thinking: Creating
  • Thinking: Problem Solving
  • Thinking: Understanding Concepts