Since we've been thinking about shapes a lot lately, and since Little Bean just loves trains, I decided to make a shape train with them today. It was very easy and a wonderful way to reinforce the names of the different shapes and colors.
First I cut out my shapes--a long rectangle for the train, 4 circles for wheels, 4 squares for windows, a rectangle for the smoke stack and a right triangle for the grate on the front of an engine. Then we pasted everything to the paper and added animal stickers in the windows, pretending it was a circus train! That's it! So simple and yet packed with learning. These turned out so cute, Little Bean insisted we hang them up right away in our playroom.