3D Shape Fun + A Giveaway

We have had lots of fun exploring 3D shapes in our classroom over the past weeks.
First we reviewed 2D shapes and we recreated this great anchor chart.  If you know the original source of this anchor chart, please share it with me so I can give credit to the creator!  I love this chart! (This is not my version, I forgot to snap a picture of mine!)
2-D and 3-D Shapes Poster  I love how the students can see the comparison on the same chart!
The children made great connections between 2D and 3D shapes when they were on one anchor chart.
We also sang this song PLENTY of times!

We learned this poem (this chart is from Kindergarten Freckle Teacher) and sorted shapes from Mrs. Ricca’s Kindergarten.  You can download her cards here.

I love this anchor chart too – this is on my list to do for next year!  This chart is from Literacy and Laughter.
Literacy and Laughter - Celebrating Kindergarten children and the books they love: 3D Shapes
During play time,  many children chose to play with our 3D shapes and sorting cards!
We had a lot of sculptures being created after reading this fun book!
Of course, we had to do the ‘ol marshmallow and toothpick 3D shape activity! The children had a blast with this – especially when they found out they could EAT the marshmallows when they were done!
One of our MOST favorite activities have been these AMAZING Geometric Shapes Building Set from Learning Resources.
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The children are OBSESSED.  It’s always a bit of a race to see who can grab these first during play time!  I love seeing the learning of math transfer over to play time – and the math talk they’re using….AWESOME!
They can be a little bit tricky to snap together (at least for me!), but the children really didn’t seem to have a problem connecting them all! Look at the creations they are making!
Since we have been focusing on 3D shapes the children have really enjoyed building 3D shapes, but many children are also using them to build 2D shapes.  I am excited to be able to use them to introduce 2D shapes at the beginning of the year.
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  1. Great ideas! My kiddos love the 3D shape song too. I am going to use the anchor chart you made next year. I also really like the geometric shape builders. They are going on my resource wish list. Thanks for sharing


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  2. Hi Kathleen! I just started in the blogging world, and you're one of the first ones I have looked at since I've started following/reading blogs.

    We are reviewing our shapes too! 2D this week and 3D next week. That geometric shapes learning set looks awesome! I might just have to pick that up if I don't win ;)
    Have a great night!

  3. Oh, would I love these for my classroom! They would be perfect and would be a great hands on activity.

  4. Hi Kathleen!
    Thanks for the wonderful ideas for 3-d shapes.
    I love the anchor chart you have. One ? about your word sorts blog back in April. Which book did you use to copy all the sorting cards? Did you color code the different sections to keep it organized? Do you share your cards with your coworkers or do they have their own to use?
    Again thanks for always sharing.

  5. Kathleen,
    Thanks for the shout out! My kinders loved creating the 3D anchor charts and they referenced them often! Yay! :) Happy Summer!


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  7. I am so glad that I stumbled across your blog! I just finished my shape unit with my KinderSTARS, also! We had so much fun with it and I am so excited to begin to implement some of your ideas next time around!

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