Fall into Healthy Shapes

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PRIMARY ELEMENTARY | ART & MUSIC | LANGUAGE ARTS | MATH | SCIENCE

Fall into Healthy Shapes

Students will explore the schoolyard garden in search of common two-dimensional shapes. Students can also build two-dimensional shapes using carrot sticks as the sides. An exploration of three-dimensional shapes is included in making bruschetta from garden produce.

Concepts: 2D Shapes | 3D Shapes

Essential Questions

  • How can we describe and depict what we find in our schoolyard by the shapes that make them up?

Standards Addressed

  • GPS.MCC.K.G.1. Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes, and describe the relative positions of objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind.
  • GPS.MCC.K.G.2. Correctly name shapes regardless of orientations or overall size. 

    GSES
    Identify and describe shapes (squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres).

  • MGSEK.G.1 Describe objects in the environment using names of shapes and describe the relative positions of these objects using terms such as above, below, beside, in front of, behind, and next to.
  • MGSEK.G.2 Correctly name shapes regardless of their orientations or overall size.

Explorations in this Collection

bruschetta

Making Bruschetta from 3-D Shapes

carrots

Making 2-D Shapes with Carrot Sticks

colorful shapes

“I Spy” and Shape Hunt in the Garden

Pick-a-Circle-Gather-Squares_A-Fall-Harvest-of-Fall-Shapes_book

Read “Pick a Circle, Gather Squares”

Recommended Resources

Children’s Literature

  • Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky (Provided in Lesson Kit)