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3-D Shapes I know
This is very similar to the 2-D shapes I know song. It is very repetitive with a good beat and kids seem to be able to sing along with it after one playing. It is also the one I am most likely to hear kids singing after math class is over. It gets stuck in your head! If you are looking for 3-D shape posters for your classroom wall or to use in sorting activities, check these out.
The Shapes Song
This one is great when you are trying to bring the energy level in your room back down. I have used it as a clean-up song as we are picking up from our geometry explorations when we have a lot of manipulatives out.
The Shapes Song Rock Song About Shapes
This one is a great review of basic 2-D shapes and also touches on other polygons such as octagon and pentagon.
The Greedy Triangle
This one is not a song but rather a reading of one of my favorite geometry picture books.The Greedy Triangle is a book all primary teachers should own. This video works well when you have a very large class which would make it hard for all the kids to see the pictures.
3-D shapes ballet
This one was shared with me by a student who had tried to find the 3-D shapes rap from above at home. It is set to ballet music (which the boys in my first grade love!) and shows geoblocks turning into people and dancing. The kids love to do ballet dancing (or what they think is ballet dancing) while yelling out the names of the shapes as they appear.
I am still hunting for more good shape videos! Please leave any recommendations in the comments below!
Here are a few more great books for teaching geometry to young students!