Rectangle Shape

Shape Songs:

Tune:  If You're Happy and You Know It
A rectangle has four sides (clap, clap)
A rectangle has four sides (clap, clap)
Two long sides and two short sides (show "short" and "long" horizontally with hands)
A rectangle has four sides (clap, clap)


Rectangle Activities:

- Cut a rectangular sponge in half.  Holding it vertically in the hand, dip the sponge in a shallow dish of paint and stamp on a piece of paper.  The edge of the sponge will create a rectangle painting.

- Rectangular Commandments
A rectangle is like the stone tablets Moses received from God.  Cut a piece of brown construction paper in half to make two tall rectangles.  Print and cut the commandments printable.  Scrunch the printable papers up.  Smooth out  with your hands or a rolling pin.  Continue to scrunch and smooth the paper several times until wrinkles cover much of the papers. For the final time, smooth the paper out and glue to the brown rectangles.  Paint with brown watercolor paint.

- Paper Plate Christmas Wreath  Paper Plate Christmas Wreath - Cut out the inside of a paper plate and decorate with cut rectangular pieces of construction paper or tissue paper. 

- Rectangle Person Shape Family - Rectangle Buddy
Add to your Shape Family by creating a Rectangle Buddy.  Cut a large heart out of construction paper.  Accordion-fold long, thin pieces of paper to form legs and arms.  Glue to the shape.  Add a face with a rectangle shape for the eyes and nose.  May also add shoes, hands, hair, or other accessories.

R- Rectangle - Glue rectangles on the Rr Poster.

Cut a Robot Using safety scissors, Cut a Robot using the printable.  Do not show the child the example, rather allow her imagination to put the robot together as she desires.


Snacks and Foods:

- Graham Crackers
- Piece of bread
- Granola bar, Fig Newton
- Block of cheese

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