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by Lois Ehlert
Meet the color farm as each page shows you a new animal made of shapes.
Resources for Color Farm:
Full Book Review (English)
Brief Book Review (English)
Activities for Color Farm:
Animal Faces (English)
Caras de Animales (Spanish)
Giant Animal Faces (English)
Caras de Animales Gigantes (Spanish) Shape Scavenger Hunt (English)
Yarn Shapes (English)
What animal will the shapes make next?
Topics: shapes, geometry, classification,counting, transforming shapes
Activities To Do Together:
- Talk about the names and attributes of different shapes in the book.
On a walk around the block find different shapes and talk about what makes each one unique.
While reading the book, draw each new shape you see on a piece of paper and talk about them.
Questions for Mathematical Thinking:
What other animals could you make out of the shapes in the book?
Are there shapes in the book that look the same? Which ones? What is similar about them and what is different?
What two shapes can be combined to make a different shape? Could you combine two triangles to make a rectangle? How do you know?
Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts:
circle, diamond, heart, hexagon, octagon, oval, rectangle, square, triangle
Please check out the Book Guide for Color Farm for more!
Online External Resources for Color Farm:
Shape Classification Activity (Activity to explore classifying shapes and identification)