Shape Find and Following Directions
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Precursor to Kindergarten - K.G.A.3
Tips to Help Preschoolers Follow Directions? One of the toughest tasks for parents and teachers is to make the kids follow directions. It is difficult to gain their attention and make them understand each and every part of the directions. Request the child their attention, and the maximum results can be achieved once you are in the line of sight of the kid. Try to minimize the distractions once you have the kids' attention. It is better to do this before asking the child for their attention. Turn off the television and put away the toys. Always try to talk slowly and use a low-pitch for the child's maximum understanding. After you say something, give a two to seven-second wait time as it helps the child effectively process what you said. Ask the child to repeat what you said to know if the child heard what you said or not. Adopt a tone of telling and avoid using the question tone. Number the directions as it helps kids remember the instructions. Once your kid completes a task by following the instructions, do not forget to praise and celebrate. The most praise your child gets, the better they will perform the next time!
Printable Worksheets and Lessons
- Shapes in Balloons:
Step-by-Step Lesson- Follow the instructions to color in the shapes.
- Guided Worksheet - Use the legend key to color in all the shapes.
- Guided Explanation - Another very difficult one to explain for me.
- Independent Practice Worksheet - Once I found the cat, I had to stick with the animal theme.
- Matching Worksheet - Some of these are not classified as geometric shapes. I just used them to ease in.
Focus first on understanding shapes. Then, locate those shapes in every day life.
- Lesson 1 - Number the shapes in the truck according to the image above.
- Lesson 2 - This is called a circle. All ends of the circle are an equal distance to the center of the circle.
- Lesson 3 - A pyramid is a structure that has 4 triangular faces. A pyramid's outer surfaces are triangular and converge to a single point at the top.
- Introducing 3D Shapes Chart - 2 dimensional objects are flat. 3 dimensional objects have depth and are thick.
These are some of my favorite sheets to play with. It's real world math for the little guys and girls.
- Practice 1 - Test your skills by identifying the shapes below.
- Practice 2 - A cone is geometric shape that tapers smoothly from a base (usually flat and circular) to a point called the apex or vertex.
- Practice 3 - What's the basic shape of this sandwich?
- Practice 4 - Cube is a three-dimensional geometric shape that has 6 cubical faces.
- Practice 5 - Draw a pentagon. Draw a hexagon below pentagon. Draw acircle next to the hexagon.
- Practice 6 - Find the basic 3 geometric shapes used in this image.