One fun math concept that the school year begins with is shapes! We're focusing on shapes for this week's theme for the Virtual Book Club for Kids! We are featuring the adorable picture book Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh.
We have 5 fun activities for you and your preschooler this week, plus songs and more shape book recommendations so read on for our Shape Week Activity plan.
Mouse Shapes Virtual Book Club for Kids Featured Book.
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This week's featured book is Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh. What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice—who even find a funny way to trick a sneaky cat in this beloved picture book.
If you haven't got a copy of the book - why not listen to it below being read aloud?
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Shape Songs and Rhymes for Preschoolers
Kick off your shape fun with these shaped themed songs for your preschooler!
The Shape Song #1 | Super Simple Songs
Name the Shape Game | Jack Hartmann
Try this shape movement song too with your little one by Jack Hartmann or you can watch Learn about Shapes with Pete the Cat!
Mouse Shapes Activities
Each week on the Virtual Book Club for Kids we find 5 easy and simple activities you can do with your preschooler at home to share with you.
Although we don't have a lesson plan or set schedule we have found that the structure of the week below works well if you are home with your preschooler all week.
Shapes Weekly Plan
Shape Week for Preschoolers featuring Mouse Shapes
A fun week of planned, simple activities on the theme of shapes for preschoolers inspired by the picture book Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh.
Montessori-Inspired Sticky Paper Shape Sorting and Counting
Explore this hands-on sensory activity for making shapes fun. Grab some sticky paper for this shape sorting and counting activity.
If you also want to make a shape sensory bin, try this one with shape buttons.
Roll and Cover the Shapes Alphabet Activity
This shapes alphabet activity is a fun addition to a preschool shapes theme. It is also an excellent way for toddlers to learn shapes and colors with these adorable Shape Buttons.
Try this Mouse Shapes Spell Your Name Activity too!
Shape Matching Activity for Preschoolers
Need an easy to set up shape activity? Try this simple shape matching activity for preschoolers!
You can also add these magnetic shapes to your math fun this week!
Sorting Shapes with Food [From the Mamas]
How about snack time with shapes? Here's a tasty shape-sorting activity.
Be sure to lay down wax paper over the printable before beginning.
2D Shape Painting for Toddlers and Preschoolers
Have fun learning shapes and creating patterns using shape stamps made from cardboard tubes. This 2D shape painting for toddlers and preschoolers is not only a fun process art, it is also a great way to learn shapes and colors.
Want more shart art projects? Try these shape monsters or these adorable mouse shapes just like the book!
Shape Books for Preschoolers
Want a few more shape books to read? Check out these other 3 recommended books for preschoolers all about shapes below.
Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes by Roseanne Thong
Tangled: A Story About Shapes by Anne Miranda
Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald
Additional Book Themed Activities
Looking for more ways to have fun with shapes and books by Ellen Stoll Walsh? Try one of these weekly plans.
Next Week on The Virtual Book Club for Kids
Join us next week for our Leaf Themed Week featuring Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. Sign up to get our free weekly plan!
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