Play this fun free printable roll and say summer shapes game, and your kids will have fun as they learn to recognize and identify 2D shapes.
Roll and Say shape games are so easy to prep and your kids will have a blast with them! Interactive games will help teach your kids new concepts and help them learn new skills. My kids enjoy any activity that makes learning fun!
Over the years, I have shared a bunch of free printable roll and say games for different seasons and holidays. My newest roll and say game is perfect for your summer theme activities. Today’s free printable will focus on shape recognition to help your kids learn shapes in a fun summer-themed game.
Using this freebie, you can teach your kids to recall the names of 2D shapes and be able to discuss the characteristics of the shapes.
MATERIALS AND SETUP
This is an easy to prep game and you won’t need much set up to play this summer shapes game!
You will need a game board for each child who is playing. You can also have your kids choose a buddy and take turns with a partner.
You can also print two game boards and have your kids cover the shapes using one board, as they roll and say using the original mat. This can help make tracking the shapes they’ve already done easier. If you want additional practice, you can have them cover each shape more than once.
We like to use a baking sheet as a try to keep everything together, but you can use anything that will contain the manipulative.
Grab your favorite summer manipulative to use as a game piece! We have played using black pom poms, black beans, black pony beads, or mini erasers as a manipulative.
You can even use play dough to add in some extra fine motor practice as shown below.
To extend the life of your sheets, put them in a plastic sleeve or a dry erase pocket as shown here.
HOW TO PLAY
To play the game, get your summer shapes game board and a small summer-related manipulative and put them on your tray. Have each child roll the manipulative, and name the shape that it lands on. If it doesn’t land on one of the shapes, have them name the one that it’s closest to.
Pick up the game piece and continue to roll until all the shapes have been named. This is a great activity for fine motor practice too!
Depending on the focus of your game, you can have them practice naming the shapes, number of sides, and the number of vertices/corners.
WAYS TO PLAY
- Single player, one board
- One child can play this game by simply rolling the manipulative and saying the shape that it lands on. You can choose to set a timer or have the game end whenever they’re done.
- Single player, two boards
- 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, 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 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.
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MORE SUMMER FUN WITH PRINTABLE WATERMELON 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.
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