Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Circles on Tuesday

We have been talking about shapes lately and I love it because you can integrate shapes into everything across the curriculum. Here are a few simple ideas for teaching and reinforcing the shape... CIRCLE

Painting on a Lazy Susan.

I bought a Lazy Susan from IKEA and have used it in many different ways.
This is how we painted using the Lazy Susan.

I used edicole dye and large foam brushes. As the children in my class are only three, some needed help spinning the Lazy Susan while they held the brush.

Teaching Numbers with Circles.

Everyone has egg cartons and buttons at home and this is a simple number and counting activity. Just make sure you supervise the children well if they are under three years of age.

Teaching The Alphabet with Circles

I wrote the letters of the alphabet on bottle tops and the children said the letter names and then matched them to the corresponding letters.

Fine Motor Activity with Circles

I put out a muffin tin and let the children sort and classify pom-poms.

I love the way the circle painting turned out. Let me know what you think?


  1. I love the circle art! Using a lazy-susan is such a great idea. We're going to have to be trying that one at our house! :)

  2. Great ideas here. I have an IKEA lazy Susan just waiting to be used for this activity!!
    Tina from mommynificent.com

  3. Great idea to use the lazy susan for circle art :)