This resource is part of my Painting Books series! Painting books provide an opportunity to integrate art with the academic curriculum. It's simple; all you'll need is paint and q-tips! Did someone say developmentally appropriate and FUN?!?
This shape painting book is a perfect resource to enrich and extend your study of geometry! This fun and engaging art activity will simultaneously provide shape recognition and fine motor skill development!
This 12-page book contains a dotted shape painting page for each of the following shapes:
Circle, oval, square, triangle, rectangle, trapezoid, rhombus, pentagon, hexagon, octagon.
The book also has a cover page and a back page with the all of those same shapes listed.
To prepare this activity for implementation, simply print the cover and inside pages of the book. Make as many copies as you need for your class. Please note that one printed copy will actually make two books for two students since the pages will be cut in half. After copying, cut each booklet in half and staple on the left hand side.
I recommend completing the painting portion of this activity in small groups and completing one shape at a time to allow for drying time. Provide students with the paint color of your choice, as well as q-tips or another type of dabber to “dot” the shapes with the paint (please see cover page photo). Encourage students to identify the shape as they paint it, discuss the number of sides, angles, etc. You could also use markers instead of paint if you prefer. The dried paint will provide a nice texture on the book pages that students can trace with their finger to practice shape formation!
An alternative approach to implementing this activity would be to make this a center for students. Set out the shape pages of your choice for them to dab rather than assembling the pages as a book.
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