The majority of my students are doing VERY well at recognizing their shapes and identifying whether they are flat (plane) shapes or 3D shapes. I decided a fun "reward" for those that already know them and great practice for those still working on it would be this fun activity. Since my students love to eat and learn, this is one of the many reasons I love them so much, I purchased snacks in the various shapes. They will place the correct snack in hopefully the correct spot. Once they are finished and they can tell me what they did and why they can eat their snacks. I used the following for the snacks:
Sphere: Kix Cereal
Cube: Rectangular prism cheese sticks cut into cube shapes
Square: Mini Saltine Cracker
Circle: Mini Ritz Cracker
Rectangle: Mini Club Cracker
Triangle: Triscuit Thin Crisps
I have 120 kindergartners and since I used primarily mini-sized crackers I only had to buy two boxes of the Triscuits. A pretty inexpensive, fun activity!
If you want this freebie activity click here. Let me know what you think and how it goes if you use it. I would love to hear your comments!