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Lesson Plan: 3D Shapes Activities for Early Years Children

Introduction: - Begin the lesson by gathering the children in a circle and introducing the topic of 3D shapes. - Show them different 3D objects such as a cube, sphere, cylinder, and cone. - Engage the children by asking questions like “What shapes do you see?” and “Can you name any of these objects?”

Lesson Outline:

Monday: - Introduce the cube shape to the children. - Show a video resource such as “The Shape Song” by KidsTV123 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEbRDtCAFdU). - Discuss the characteristics of a cube (e.g., six square faces, all sides are equal). - Provide each child with a worksheet where they can color and trace cubes.

Tuesday: - Introduce the sphere shape to the children. - Show a video resource such as “The Sphere Song” by Have Fun Teaching (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dz9vz5v4zE). - Discuss the characteristics of a sphere (e.g., round shape, no edges or vertices). - Engage the children in a hands-on activity where they can explore and play with different-sized balls.

Wednesday: - Introduce the cylinder shape to the children. - Show a video resource such as “The Cylinder Song” by Have Fun Teaching (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dz9vz5v4zE). - Discuss the characteristics of a cylinder (e.g., curved sides, two circular faces). - Provide each child with playdough and encourage them to create their own cylinders.

Thursday: - Introduce the cone shape to the children. - Show a video resource such as “The Cone Song” by Have Fun Teaching (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dz9vz5v4zE). - Discuss the characteristics of a cone (e.g., pointed shape, one circular face). - Engage the children in a craft activity where they can make cone-shaped party hats using colored paper.

Friday: - Review all the 3D shapes learned throughout the week. - Engage the children in a game of “Guess the Shape” where they have to identify the shape based on its description. - Provide each child with a worksheet where they can match 3D objects to their corresponding shapes.

Questioning: - During each lesson, ask questions to assess the children’s understanding of the 3D shapes. - Examples of questions include: “What shape is this?” “How many faces does this shape have?” “Can you find any objects in the room that have this shape?”

Assessment: - Observe the children’s participation and engagement during the activities. - Assess their ability to identify and describe the characteristics of each 3D shape. - Use the worksheets completed by the children as a form of assessment.

Differentiation: - Provide additional support to children who may be struggling by offering one-on-one guidance during activities. - For children who are more advanced, challenge them by asking more complex questions or introducing additional 3D shapes like a pyramid or rectangular prism.

Plenary: - End each lesson by reviewing the key points learned about the 3D shape of the day. - Encourage the children to share what they enjoyed or found interesting about the activities. - Summarize the main concepts covered throughout the week.

Video and Worksheet Resources: - “The Shape Song” by KidsTV123: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEbRDtCAFdU - “The Sphere Song” by Have Fun Teaching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dz9vz5v4zE - “The Cylinder Song” by Have Fun Teaching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dz9vz5v4zE - “The Cone Song” by Have Fun Teaching: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Dz9vz5v4zE - Cube worksheet: [Insert link to printable cube worksheet] - Sphere worksheet: [Insert link to printable sphere worksheet] - Cylinder worksheet: [Insert link to printable cylinder worksheet] - Cone worksheet: [Insert link to printable cone worksheet] - 3D Shapes matching worksheet: [Insert link to printable 3D shapes matching worksheet]