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Learning about Ovals

Learning about Ovals - various ways for preschoolers to learn about the oval shape. Includes fine motor, sensory play and art ideas. Free book giveaway!

This month the shape we are concentrating on is the oval. In our Mother Goose Time box, we received oval linking shapes for our math manipulative. We’ve found various ways to use them! Counting up to number 5 or 15 on the math mats  –

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or simply hooking them together to make a chain.

Learning about Ovals - various ways for preschoolers to learn about the oval shape. Includes fine motor, sensory play and art ideas.

Making patterns or imprints in play dough. What a great activity! Photo cards with ideas were also included. The oval linking shapes have been a wonderful addition to our math and manipulative collection!

Learning about Ovals - various ways for preschoolers to learn about the oval shape. Includes fine motor, sensory play and art ideas.

We also received these wonderful dinosaur eggs that we’ve been using in our sensory bin. Another fun hands-on way to learn about the oval shape!

Dinosaur Egg Sensory Play - oval shape activity

In our My Little Journals, we used a potato to stamp ovals on the page:

Learning about Ovals #MGTblogger - oval shape in journals

We also practiced drawing ovals on the chalkboard. A great way to access abilities and work on small hand muscle strength.

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Another way we incorporated learning about the oval shape was using a dinosaur egg to making roll paintings in a box.

Learning about Ovals #MGTblogger - dinosaur egg painting

They turned out beautiful!Learning about Ovals #MGTblogger - dinosaur egg painting Learning about Ovals #MGTblogger - dinosaur egg painting

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