Learning About Shapes
Go on a triangle hunt with Telly in this coloring page.
- Print the coloring page. Explain that Telly needs help finding all of the triangles (his favorite shape!) around him. Ask, “What makes a triangle a triangle?” (Ask guiding questions such as, “How many sides does a triangle have?” “How many corners?”)
- Ask kids to find all the triangles and color them in or circle them. Then count them together!
- Challenge kids to find other shapes in the picture, like squares or rectangles. Choose a color for these shapes.
- Go on a “shape hunt” wherever you are. Look for and count the shapes around you. You can look for a certain shape or any shapes. (Shapes are everywhere—help kids notice! “Look, your pizza slice is a triangle, and the whole pie is round.” Or, “let’s fold these square napkins to see what kinds of shapes they might make.”)
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