Thursday, December 3, 2009

Shape Songs

Here are some songs to help children learn about shapes

Circle Song
(to the tune of: "If You're Happy and You Know It")
A circle is a shape that goes round.
A circle is a shape that goes round.

A circle is a shape that goes round,
And round and round.

A circle is a shape that goes round.
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Make A Square (to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star")
From the bottom to the top,
Straight across and then you stop,
Straight down to the bottom again,

Across and stop where you began,

If the lines are the same size,

Then a square is you surprise.
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This Is a Triangle (to the tune of: "Row, Row, Row Your Boat")
This is a triangle,
Look and you will see.

It has three corners and three sides.

Count them one, two, three!
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It's a Rectangle (to the tune of: "B-I-N-G-O")
There is a shape that has four sides,

But it is not a square...No!
It's a rectangle; It's a rectangle;
It's a rectangle; It is not like a square...No!
Two sides are long; two sides are short.
They are not the same...No!

It's a rectangle; It's a rectangle;
It's a rectangle; The sides are not the same...No!
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Shape Song (to the tune of: "The Farmer in the Dell")
A circle's like a ball,A circle's like a ball,
Round and round it never stops.

A circle's like a ball!
A square is like a box, A square is like a box,
It has four sides, They are the same.
A square is like a box!
A triangle has 3 sides, A triangle has 3 sides,

Up the mountain, Down, and back.

A triangle has 3 sides!
A rectangle has 4 sides,
A rectangle has 4 sides,

Two are long, and Two are short.

A rectangle has 4 sides!
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Lost my shape Sung to "Skip to my Lou"
Lost my (shape) what do I do? 

Lost my (shape). What so I do? 

Lost my (shape). What do I do?
Skip to my Lou my darling


Idea #1: Have Different shapes in the center of the circle and have a child find the shape you sang about
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I Can Make a Shape Sung to "Skip to My Lou"
I can make a square how about you?
I can make a square how about you?
I can make a square how about you?
Make a litle square just like I do.

Substitute different shapes and pretend to draw them in the air.
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Do you know what shape this is? Tune: The Muffin Man

Do you know what shape this is?
What shape this is? What shape this is? 

Do you know what shape this is,
I'm holding in my hand?

It is a circle, a circle
A circle
It is a circle
That is the shape

Idea #1: Substitute different shapes in the song and hold the shape up.
Idea #2: Hold different objects and have the students identify the shape

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