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Shape Song: Fingerplay

Shows green smiling shapes: rectangle, square, and triangleSilly Shape
Words and Actions by CK Emanuel
To the tune of the traditional folk song, ‘Billy Boy’

REFRAIN: REPEAT BETWEEN VERSES
What will you do with the scissors, silly boy?
HANDS OUT TO SIDES / MAKE A SCISSORS USING TWO FINGERS
Oh, what will you do with those scissors?

VERSES:

I intend to change my shape
TOUCH HANDS TO CHEST
from my lines I will escape;
BRING FISTS TOGETHER BEFORE SPREADING OUT ARMS
Cut in half, I’m not a rectangle but a square.
HOLD ARMS HORIZONTALLY WITH SPACE BETWEEN THEM TO FORM THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF A RECTANGLE
MOVE ARMS VERTICALLY TO FORM THE SIDES OF A SQUARE

I intend to change my shape
TOUCH HANDS TO CHEST
from my lines I will escape;
BRING FISTS TOGETHER BEFORE SPREADING OUT ARMS
Cut in half, I’m not a square but a triangle.
HOLD ARMS VERTICALLY TO FORM THE SIDES OF A SQUARE
BRING FINGERTIPS TOGETHER TO FORM THE TOP OF A TRIANGLE

Original Folk Song Source: “Billy Boy.” The Max Hunter Folk Song Collection. Missouri State University, n.d. Web. 10 June 2017.

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Shape Monster: Flannel Board Activity

Shape.Monsters2Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
How about a RED TRIANGLE for your lunch?

Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
How about a BLUE SQUARE for your lunch?

Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
How about a YELLOW CIRCLE for your lunch?

Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
How about a GREEN RECTANGLE for your lunch?

Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
How about a ORANGE OVAL for your lunch?

Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
How about a PURPLE DIAMOND for your lunch?

Shape Monster, Shape Monster
Munch, munch, munch
Hope you enjoyed your shape lunch!

Source: An old felt story from the Library I Work. A quick online search showed many postings of the rhyme, but the original source did not jump out at me.
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