Play this fun free printable roll and say spring shapes game, and your kids will have fun as they learn to recognize and identify 2D shapes.
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ROLL AND SAY SPRING SHAPES GAME
Interactive games are a great way to teach new concepts to your little ones and help them learn specific skills. My kids love any activity that allows them to have fun while learning something new at the same time.
Over the years, I have shared a ton of roll and say games for many seasons and holidays. My newest roll and say game is perfect for your spring theme activities. Today’s free printable focuses on shape recognition that will help your kids learn the different shapes with a fun spring-themed game.
With this freebie, you can teach your kids to recall the names and characteristics of 2D shapes.
MATERIALS AND SETUP
There isn’t much set up needed in order to play this spring shapes game!
You will need one game board for each child playing, or you can have your kids buddy up with a partner and take turns.
You can also print two game boards and have kids cover the shapes on one of them as they roll and say on the original mat. This will help them keep track of which shapes they have already done. For added practice, you can cover each shape more than once.
We often use a baking sheet as a tray to keep everything from rolling everywhere, but anything to contain the manipulative a bit will work.
Grab your favorite spring manipulative to use as game pieces. We have played using large plant seeds, black or yellow pom poms, black beans, black or yellow pony beads, and even spring-themed mini insect erasers as a manipulative.
HOW TO PLAY
To play the game, play a spring shapes game board and a small spring related manipulative on your tray. Have your child roll the manipulative of your choice, and name the shape that it lands on. If it doesn’t land on a specific one, name the one that it’s closest to.
Pick up the game piece and continue to roll over and over until they have named all of the shapes! This is also a great activity for fine motor practice.
Depending on the focus on the game, you can also have them practice naming the shape, number of sides, or the number of corners.
WAYS TO PLAY
- Single player, one board: One child can play this game by simply rolling the manipulative and saying the shape. You can choose to set a timer or have the game end whenever they’re done.
- Single player, two boards: In this game, you will start with the set up as described, but there will also be a second board to the side. As they roll and say the shape, you will cover the shapes on the second board. The goal of this type of game play is to try and land on each shape at least once and use the second game board as a way to track which ones they’ve done.
- Two players, one board: Two players take turns rolling and saying the shape they land on, but they are using the same board. This is a great way to play if you have a child who needs a little extra support and one who already knows the shapes.
- Two players, three boards: The last game option allows each child to have their own tracking sheet. They will take turns playing until one child has covered their full board.
Get the free printable Roll and Say Spring Shapes Game
MORE SPRING FUN WITH PRINTABLE SPRING THEME LESSON PLANS
Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.
Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:
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