- One (1) bottle of Elmer’s Glue
- One-quarter (¼) cup Sand
- One-quarter (¼) cup Salt
- One (1) Piece of Paper
- One (1) box of Markers
- One (1) Small Paintbrush
Step 1: On a blank piece of paper, the adult should draw:
- one small triangle
- one large triangle
- one small square
- one large square
- one small circle
- one large circle
- one small rectangle
- one large rectangle
Step 2: Place 1/8 cup of Elmer’s Glue in a paper cup.
Step 3: Ask the child to find the “small triangle”. Have them put glue on one side, then add some salt.
Step 4: Ask the child to identify the rest of the small shapes and paint them with the salt.
Step 5: Ask the child to find the “large rectangle”. Once they find it, have them put glue on one side of it and add some sand.
Step 6: Ask the child to identify the rest of the large shapes and paint them with sand.
Step 7: Ask the child the following questions:
- How many triangles are there?
- How many circles are there?
- How many squares are there?
- How many rectangles are there?
- How many small shapes are there?
- How many large shapes are there?
Step 10: Allow the child to place the shapes into the dramatic play/pretend play area, adding the shapes to different creations. Can they label each object by shape and size in a new play space?
One to One Correspondence
Using Descriptive Words
Answering Open-Ended Questions
Fine Motor: Gluing
Fine Motor: Grasp