Developmentally appropriate Valentine math centers for the preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom! This resource is perfect for all developmental and cognitive levels of early childhood. The centers are fun, engaging, and offer challenges and reinforcement of basic skills.
This resource is set up with 3 levels of developmentally appropriate Shapes centers for the early childhood classroom. Every class is different, every student is different, so this resource gives you the option of starting out slowly, building on what your students know, and offering a challenge as skills are mastered.
Level 1: Deliver the Valentine Shapes Shape Sorting
This center is a great beginning center. Valentine letter envelopes are delivered into mailboxes with the same shapes pictured on them. It is a straight shape to shape match. It is a perfect way to discuss the attributes of each pictured shape on the mailboxes as the students recognize those similarities in the shape envelopes.
Level 2: Trace the Shapes
This activity builds on the first activity. In this activity students trace 6 basic shapes using kinesthetic learning as their hands form each shape through tracing. While tracing the shapes, it is easy to discuss and notice the number of sides each shape has and the straight and curved lines that form each shape. This is a great fine motor activity as well.
Level 3: Shape Bingo
This center activity builds on the first two by bringing pictures of real-world shapes into the mix! Each Bingo mat has 16 pictures representing 5 basic shapes and cards with the 5 basic shapes pictured. As a card is drawn, students will seek and find that shape in a real-life picture representation on the Bingo mat. Each Shape is represented at least 3 times on each Bingo mat for an excellent reinforcing and review activity.
Find the Center activity that works best for your students.
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