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For today’s topic we decided to focus on math, specifically shape activities for kids. Erica has compiled an amazing list of shape based books for kids. You can find links to five of the books here and . For a companion activity I created a for an easy to make shape book. Color and layer those shapes and you have op-art!
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Kids can use the shape books to make mini books with the language they have been learning. They write a simple sentence on each page and illustrate it. You can also write the sentences in before you make copies. You can staple the books together or tie them with ribbon or yarn.
These patterns of common objects from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt can be used in lots of ways with children learning Spanish. I usually use shape books to make mini books related to the object or animal, but they also make excellent stick puppets, props for storytelling, craft materials kids can decorate and writing paper. Most of these shape books are available with and without lines. Also, the website gives permission to print and copy the pages for classroom use.