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Colors and Shapes

Skapad 2020-11-30 13:05 i IPS Älvsborg The International Preschool AB
Colour matching games are a good way of teaching primary colours and shapes to preschoolers. With the use of colour cards, cardboard and place them on the floor or table. The game is to pick up matching colours. The same can be done with coloured blocks, balls and letters block, with each day dedicated to a different colour. We also work with opposite and mathematics, we integrated digital tools to achieve this subjects.


The Big Picture - Concepts and Values 


All things in our world have a shape and a colour. The two main ideas behind this lesson plan are:

1. The classroom as a teacher - These activities can be done by making simple changes in the classroom.

2. Exploring our environment - Children are natural explorers. Guide them by shedding light on various shapes that they see on a daily basis. (stop sign, a cup, the carpet)


Essential Questions

1. What colours do you see around you?

2. What shapes do you recognize around you?

3. Which is your favourite colour?


Word wall colours: Red, blue, yellow, green, orange, purple, brown, black, white. Write each word with the corresponding color it represent for an easy recollection.


Word wall shapes: triangle, rectangle, square, circle. Draw each shape and write it's name inside the drawing. Cut out your drawings and place them at an eye level with the children.

 Lesson Procedure:


Teach the shapes vocabulary. At the begining we prepare the shapes and different coloring paper. 


1-Play matching shapes. Spread the shapes out on the floor and gather everyone around.

2-Play Touch sense and feel the shapes.

3-Do "Play-doh" shapes. 

Kopplingar till läroplanen

  • nyfikenhet, kreativitet och lust att leka och lära,
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  • intresse för skriftspråk samt förståelse för symboler och hur de används för att förmedla budskap,
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  • förståelse för rum, tid och form, och grundläggande egenskaper hos mängder, mönster, antal, ordning, tal, mätning och förändring, samt att resonera matematiskt om detta,
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