# Which Shape is a Circle? - Lesson Plan

• Help your kids discover the fun of geometry through this engaging lesson plan about identifying circles. This lesson plan focuses on helping kids to tell which shape is a circle among other shapes.

This is a perfect strategy for educators seeking an engaging and interactive way to teach shapes and patterns in the classroom.

## How to identify circles in the world of flat shapes

• Identifying circles among other shapes requires a combination of visual observation and recognizing unique characteristics. In this lesson plan, we will provide a step-by-step guide on how to identify circles in the world of flat shapes. Hence, what are you waiting for? Grab this exciting lesson plan, help your pre-k kids recognize circles among other shapes, and practice finding them in different objects.

Circles are one of the most common shapes that we see in our everyday life. They are round and have no corners or sides.

Duration: 20 - 30 minutes

Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

• Define what a circle is
• Identify circles in various shapes and objects
• Draw circles using different tools

This lesson plan is flexible and adaptable to different classroom settings and situations. You can adjust the duration, difficulty, and number of activities according to your students' needs and interests. You can also use different materials and resources that are available to you.

• ### Previous knowledge

Students should have some basic knowledge of shapes and colors, such as:

• How to name the basic shapes (square, triangle, rectangle, etc.)
• How to sort shapes by their attributes (number of sides, corners, etc.)
• How to recognize and name the primary colors (red, blue, yellow, etc.)

### Materials

For this lesson, you will need:

• A computer or a projector to show the video from mathskills4kids.com (https://youtu.be/h3dRDjTzpQo).
• A whiteboard or a chart paper to write the definition and examples of circles
• A set of shape cards or flashcards with different shapes, including circles
• A set of objects with circular shapes, such as coins, buttons, lids, rings, etc.
• A set of drawing tools, such as crayons, markers, pencils, etc.
• A set of paper plates or cardboard circles for each student

• ### Warm-up

To start the lesson,

• Ask the students to sit in a circle on the floor.
• Explain that they are sitting in a shape that is called a circle.
• Ask them if they know a circle and how they can describe it. Write their responses on the board or the chart paper.
• Then, show them the video from mathskills4kids.com that explains what a circle is and gives some examples of circles in real life.
• Pause the video after each example and ask the students to name the object with a circular shape.
• ### Introducing the concept

After watching the video,

• Review the definition of a circle with the students.
• Write it on the board or the chart paper as follows:
A circle is a round shape with no corners or sides.
• Then, please show them some shape cards or flashcards with different shapes, including circles.
• Ask them to identify which are circles and which are not.
• Explain that circles can have different sizes and colors but always have the same shape.
• Ask them to sort the shape cards into circles and non-circles.
• ### Activities and games

For the main activity,

• Divide the students into small groups of 3 or 4.
• Give each group a set of objects with circular shapes, such as coins, buttons, lids, rings, etc.
• Ask them to find as many circles as possible in their objects and place them on a paper plate or a cardboard circle.
• Please encourage them to compare and contrast their circles by size, color, texture, etc.
• Ask them to count how many circles they have in their group and write the number on their paper plate or cardboard circle.
• ### Group Sharing

After the activity,

• Ask each group to present their paper plate or cardboard circle to the class.
• Ask them to show and name their objects with circular shapes and tell how many circles they have.
• Praise their work and ask them to explain how they know their objects are circles. Reinforce the definition and characteristics of circles as they share.
• ### Conclusion

To conclude the lesson,

• Review the main points with the students.
• Ask them to repeat what a circle is and how they can recognize it among other shapes.
• Please show them some more examples of circles in real life using pictures or posters.
• Ask them to draw their circles using different tools, such as crayons, markers, pencils, etc.
• Display their drawings on the wall or bulletin board.

### ✨ Assessment

To assess the student's learning, you can use one or more of the following methods:

• Observe their participation and responses during the warm-up, introduction, activity, and group sharing.
• Check their paper plates or cardboard circles for accuracy and completeness.
• Check their drawings for creativity and correctness.

Please give them a worksheet or a quiz with questions or tasks related to identifying and drawing circles.

🌈 Have fun teaching and learning about flat shapes! Remember, you're doing an amazing job, teachers! 🎉 For more math videos and resources, visit our website at https://mathskills4kids.com/. 🌟

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