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When the Weather Outside is Friiightning!

Hi this is Terri Borman author of “Shapes Go to School.”  I am also a child care provider and when I cannot take the children outside due to bad weather I try to find learning activities I can do with the children inside.  Today I am going to show you how to have an indoor treasure shape hunt by hiding shapes around the house.

Directions:

STEP 1.) Cut out shapes from foam squares available from any craft store.

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STEP 2.) Hide the shapes around the house.

STEP 3.) Draw a treasure map.

Pirate Map

To print out this color pirate map template (you must use a color printer) use this link below.

http://timvandevall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/treasure-map-template-3.jpg

If you don’t have a color printer, and you want to make a treasure map on plain paper click on this link below.

Pirate Map Plain Paper

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/themes/pirates/

STEP 4.) Help make the children pirate hats! ARRRRGGG

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To see full instructions for making a pirate hat click on the link below.

http://www.uggabugga.com/Arts%20&%20Crafts/Origami/Origami%20-%20Hat%20Instructions.htm

STEP 5.) Have the children go find the treasure shapes and have FUN!! Get your copy of “Shapes Go to School” from these fine retailers:

Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, and Authorhouse.com

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Try This Free Activity Worksheet From Shapes Go to School

Hi everyone this is Terri Borman author of Shapes Go to School and a child care provider.  I hope you enjoyed last weeks activity worksheet which let your children color all the shapes that are in the book “Shapes Go to School.”

This week I have made you another activity worksheet called Shapes Go to School Activity Worksheet Squares.  This worksheet will let your children trace the squares and then color them blue.

Remember you have to hold the control button and then click on the link below.  It will then pop up a tab at the top of your browser.  Click on the tab at the top of your browser to see and print the new activity worksheet.

As always be blessed and have a great week!

Terri Borman

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Shapes Go to School Activity Worksheet Squares

Activity You Can Do With Your Kids After Reading Shapes Go to School

Hi this is Terri Borman author of “Shapes Go to School.”  I am also a child care provider so I am always looking for activities that I can do with the children that correlate with the book we are currently reading.

For this weeks blog, I have created an activity worksheet for the children to color that correlates with “Shapes Go to School.”  This worksheet reinforces the shapes that they have learned from reading the story.  It’s also great memory practice for the children because they have to remember what colors the shapes were in the story and color them the same color.  If they cannot remember what color a certain shape was in the story, they can practice problem solving by looking in the book.

To access this worksheet press control and click on the link below. This will open up a tab at the top of your browser.  Click on the tab called Shapes Go to School Activity Sheet to see and print the worksheet.

If you would like to purchase a personally signed copy of “Shapes Go to School,” please contact me directly at shapesgotoschool@gmail.com.  Otherwise the book is available at these retailers. Authorhouse, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Please enjoy this worksheet!

Shapes Go to School Activity Sheet

What Readers Will Take Away From Children’s Book “Shapes Go to School”

00B0B_dGlSBFfHl9M_600x450 “Shapes Go to School” is a fun and educational book for young children.  The very cute shape children from “Shapes Go to School” are going to elementary school for their first time.   Some of the shape children are excited to go to school while some are sad and scared.

Their teacher, Miss Heart, has asked each child to come up and introduce themselves.  One by one the shape children come up and introduce themselves and tell the readers the name of their shape.  They also tell the readers how many sides they have and what colors they are.  Readers will learn about ten shapes and colors.

One of the shape children, Circle, is sad and scared.  He feels like he doesn’t fit in because he is different.  He doesn’t have any sides like the other shape children because he is a round shape.  Miss Heart and Star comfort and encourage Circle.  In the end, Circle realizes that his teacher and friends are right.  He is special and useful just the way he is!

Overall here is what readers will take away from “Shapes Go to School.”  Readers will learn about ten basic shapes and colors.  They will learn about diversity because all the shape children are different shapes, sizes, and colors just like other boys and girls.   Most importantly readers will learn about having a positive self-esteem and realize that they are special and useful just the way they are!