Do you know your shapes?

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:
Cone:  Bugles
Sphere:  Kix Cereal
Cube:  Rectangular prism cheese sticks cut into cube shapes
Cylinder:  Marshmallow
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!


  1. I left you a comment here last night - but it seems to have disappeared.

    I said that food and kindergarten kids is a natural fit - what a fun way to learn about shapes. The way to a k-kid's brain is through his stomach!

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  2. Great ideas!

    Thanks for sharing! Im a new follower!

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  3. I really like your idea and the sheet to match them on. Just a suggestion that you might include a list of the food you used.

  4. Thanks so much for the suggestion bonniebear. If you click on the following link, it will take you to my TPT store. I-Know-My-Shapes
    You can download the shape response sheet along with the directions for FREE. The list of foods is in the directions. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks again for the suggestion! Bonnie, if you go to my store by Thursday, July 12, 2012 and see another activity you think you'd like, just leave me your email and I will send you one activity for free just for your inconvenience.



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