I realize recently that we have been doing tons of shape recognition activities, but we haven’t done much with drawing shapes and creating shapes ourselves. So I developed this activity to encourage our preschoolers to learn to draw shapes on their own. However, we’re starting simple and low-key because writing is a difficult skill and it’s not realistic to expect our kiddos to be able to draw shapes on their own immediately.

So we have turned our shapes into constellations and this preschool activity will have our kiddos working on drawing shapes and fine motor skills using Q-Tips.

Grab a FREE copy of the template in the Required Materials section below.

Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills

Geometry

  • Identify common 2-dimensional shapes such as squares, rectangles, triangles, heart, star, circle, semi-circle, oval, diamond

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinating the use of arms, hands, and fingers together to manipulate objects with increasing accuracy
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination

 

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills

Geometry

  • Identify common 2-dimensional shapes such as squares, rectangles, triangles, heart, star, circle, semi-circle, oval, diamond

Fine Motor Skills

  • Coordinate the use of hands, wrists, and fingers to complete tasks that require more precise movements
  • Engage in activities that require hand-eye coordination with increasing accuracy

 

Required Materials

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Q-Tip Shape Constellation Template

 

*Q-Tip

 

 

*Scissors

*Washable Paint

Step #1
Print and cut out the Q-Tip Shapes Constellation Template.
Step #2
Use a Q-tip dipped in yellow paint to paint each star.

Teacher Tip

We used the Q-Tip as a dabber to paint dots, but if your Lil’ wants want to use the Q-tip to draw lines and connect the stars, that’s totally fine too.

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