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Industrial Arts - Pre-K

Exploring Shapes and Patterns with Industrial Arts

Title: Exploring Shapes and Patterns with Industrial Arts

Compliance: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M)

Subject: Industrial Arts

Summary: This pre-kindergarten activity focuses on introducing young learners to shapes and patterns through engaging industrial arts projects.

Topic: Shapes and Patterns in Industrial Arts

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know different shapes and patterns
  • Understand how shapes and patterns are used in industrial arts
  • Create their own shapes and patterns using various materials


This activity will be conducted in a hands-on and interactive manner, allowing students to explore shapes and patterns through industrial arts projects. The teacher will provide guidance and support throughout the activity.

Resources/Materials Required:

  • Construction paper (various colors)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Markers or crayons
  • Assorted craft materials (buttons, beads, yarn, etc.)


1. Begin the activity by gathering the students in a circle and introducing the concept of shapes and patterns. Show them examples of different shapes and patterns found in everyday objects.

2. Provide each student with a piece of construction paper and ask them to choose a shape they would like to create. Encourage them to think about the different shapes they have learned about.

3. Demonstrate how to cut out the chosen shape from the construction paper. Assist students who may need help with cutting.

4. Once the shape is cut out, instruct the students to decorate it using markers or crayons. They can also use the craft materials to add additional details or patterns to their shape.

5. After the students have finished decorating their shapes, ask them to share their creations with the class. Encourage them to describe the shapes and patterns they used.

6. Display the students' shapes and patterns on a bulletin board or wall, creating a collaborative artwork.


1. Shape Hunt: Take the students on a shape hunt around the classroom or school. Encourage them to identify and name different shapes they see.

2. Pattern Puzzles: Create pattern puzzles using construction paper. Cut out different shapes and patterns, and ask the students to match them to create a complete pattern.

3. Shape Sorting: Provide the students with a variety of objects (e.g., toys, blocks) and ask them to sort them based on their shapes.


Assessment can be done through observation and informal questioning during the activity. The teacher can assess whether the students are able to identify and create different shapes and patterns. Additionally, the completed shape decorations can be used as a form of assessment, allowing the teacher to evaluate the students' understanding and creativity.

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