# Unit Study: Preschool Shapes

### Target Age Group:

Preschoolers (Ages 3-5) Grade Level: Pre-K

### Goals:

By the end of this unit study, preschoolers will be able to:

1. Identify and name common shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle, and more.
2. Understand the characteristics and properties of different shapes.
3. Recognize shapes in everyday objects and surroundings.
4. Develop fine motor skills through arts and crafts activities related to shapes.
5. Gain a basic understanding of geometric concepts.

### Schedule: 5-Day Plan

#### Day 1: Introduction to Shapes

• Introduce basic shapes: circle, square, triangle, rectangle.
• Discuss the number of sides and unique features of each shape.
• Arts and Crafts: Create a shape collage.

#### Day 2: Exploring Circles and Squares

• Focus on circles and squares.
• Identify and find circles and squares in the environment.
• Arts and Crafts: Create a circular and square stamping artwork.

#### Day 3: Triangles and Rectangles

• Explore triangles and rectangles.
• Hunt for triangles and rectangles in everyday objects.
• Arts and Crafts: Create a triangle and rectangle mosaic.

#### Day 4: Shapes in Art and Nature

• Discuss shapes in famous artworks and nature (e.g., sun, flowers).
• Engage in shape-related nature observation.
• Arts and Crafts: Create a nature-inspired shape collage.

#### Day 5: Building with Shapes

• Introduce the concept of building with shapes.
• Engage in block-building activities using different shapes.
• Arts and Crafts: Create 3D shapes using craft sticks.

### Resource List:

#### Books:

1. “Mouse Shapes” by Ellen Stoll Walsh – Amazon Link
2. “Shapes, Shapes, Shapes” by Tana Hoban – Amazon Link
3. “The Shape of Things” by Dayle Ann Dodds – Amazon Link