Shapes are Everywhere

by Rachel on October 27, 2009

Shape identification is a skill I’ve addressed through music with countless students, and I think I’ve also lost count of the songs and activities I’ve used for this particular goal area. There are plenty of songs out there about shapes, but I decided to write my own so that I could choose which shapes I wanted to include, as well as specific examples of each.

<a href=”http://listenandlearn.bandcamp.com/track/shapes-are-everywhere”>Shapes are Everywhere by Listen & Learn Music</a>
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Rectangle, circle, triangle, square,
Find them here and there.
In your house, and outside too,
Shapes are everywhere.

Books and doors and picture frames
Are rectangles, usually.
Two sides are short, two sides are long,
Which rectangles can you see?

CHORUS

Wheels and buttons and lollipops
Are circles, usually.
Circles are round and have no sides,
Which circles can you see?

CHORUS

Slices of pizza, cake, and pie
Are triangles, usually.
Three sides that can be short or long,
Which triangles can you see?

CHORUS

Blocks and cheese and checkerboards
Are squares, usually.
Four sides that are all the same,
Which squares can you see?

CHORUS

See what other objects your students can identify in these four different shapes…I actually had a hard time coming up with a few of them! This song just begs for pictures to accompany it, which would be a great art project. What songs or activities have you used to teach shapes? I’d love to hear your ideas!



Songbook: Tapping, Shaking, Music Making!

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Kids Music October 28, 2009 at 7:09 am

Yes Shape identification is also one kind of skill..I agree with your post. Thanks for sharing.

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music teacher October 30, 2009 at 10:13 am

Shapes are everywhere, I agree. Wow. You've got a very nice and great music here, my friend. Children will surely love this as much as I do. If a music teacher like me can appreciate your music, it is no wonder if most students out there would love and enjoy it. Keep on composing those kinds of children songs. That's such a great music teaching resource to most of us, music educators. Keep up the good work! Continue to inspire everyone. See you around.

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