While learning about squares with our preschoolers, we decided to read the book The Perfect Square, by Michael Hall. I love connecting activities to picture books, such as when we sorted shapes by color after reading The Shape of Things. It brings the book to life and our preschoolers are more connected to it. We make sure to display this book in the classroom where they can revisit it as often as desired.
What you will need for this activity:
Empty square tissue boxes
Tins for the paint
Setting up this activity:
Place paint into some sort of shallow container. Because we wanted this to also be a paint mixing activity, we added several colors in the same container. Place the tissue box in the container of paint and have paper ready.
Start stamping paint onto the paper!
More shape ideas for young children:
Books about shapes: