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Easy Preschool Shape Activities: Shape Animals


Today I thought I would share something quick and easy to do with your kiddies while the older kids are in school! I LOVE doing projects with my children, but simple crafts like preschool shape activities are also very necessary. Sometimes, all I have time to do is whip something together the entertain my child for a little while. Thus we have… shape animals!!

This is a low prep activity that involves cutting up some paper 🙂 And maybe a little help forming and animal depending on the age of you child. The great thing is the craft is an all day, on again, off again, activity. The kiddies can make multiple animals if they want to, or just one and call it a day.

You can do this craft activity with materials that you may already have in the house already (glue, construction paper, scissors, markers). A little cutting and then the kids are set to go.

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Preschool Animal Shape Activity

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1.You can use pretty much any type of construction paper want. I like using the big sheets of 10×18 construction paper for the canvas and the smaller ones for the shapes.

3. We used some cool scented markers for the eyes, etc.

4. Stick glue


  1. Grab Supplies
  2. Cut Shapes
  3. Form animals 🙂

It was really helpful for us to think of an animal and plan it out before we actually started to glue it down! My son decided he wanted to do Pete The Cat from a cute little book series. (he’s a big boy Kindergartner now. sniff sniff*

Take a look at the pictures below!

For more some awesome preschool activities visit Red Ted Art as well!

I hope you enjoyed this preschool shape activity post and it gave you some great ideas!

Please comment below and let me know some activities you do to keep your kids entertained! I would love to see some additional ideas!

Also check out my posts on a great shape sorting activity and popsicle stick crafts for more fun ideas!

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