Making Art out of Basic Shapes

A lot of the work we do is based on things I think Bubs should be learning or wants to learn. Welly is next. Wy-Wy enjoys tagging along for lessons and storytimes, but once in a while a lesson is more geared toward the littlest ones. That doesn't mean we can't all have fun, though. Who doesn't love acting like a toddler now and then?

You've probably already figured out what we did for this simple mini lesson. We just drew basic shapes and identified them. Then we used our shapes to make pictures.

I also had Bubs draw lines on the shapes, making them symmetrical (as seen in the top picture).

Fun, simple, easy...and like usual, the kids kept working on their projects while I read aloud to them for a while.

PS. We love our morning Read-Aloud time. It's something we never miss. Right now, we're working our way through Blue by Joyce Moyer Hostetter (Review here).


  1. I am honored that you are reading BLUE in your classroom. If your children have questions along the way, send them to me. I'll be happy to answer - perhaps via my blog or by email if you prefer.

  2. I came across your good review of the book "The Long Walk" by Slavomir Rawicz. Thanks. They recently made it into a movie: "The Way Back" (
    Have your read "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand about a P.O.W. in Japanese camp?