SO MANY CIRCLES – Shape, Colour, Texture

Students sort and classify a variety of circular objects, and then use washable paint to create prints with them.

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SO MANY CIRCLES – Shape, Colour, Texture


  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Pad - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Various Circular Objects - Canning Lids, Corks, Pool Noodle Pieces, Drain Plugs, Kitchen Scrub Brushes, Circle Sponge Stamps, Bottle Lids etc.
  • Plastic Yogurt Lids - about 11 cm (4.5 ") diameter
  • Paper Towels


Step 1
  1. Look closely at all the different objects.
  2. How are they the same?
  3. How are they different?
  4. What shapes do you see?
  5. How can you use the paint and these shapes?
Step 2
  1. What will happen if you paint one colour over another colour?
  2. Why do some circles have different textures?
  3. What patterns do you see in your picture?
  4. What is your favourite circle? Why?
Step 3
  1. Look at your artwork from a distance.
  2. What do you notice?
    - What happened when paint colours overlapped?
    - What does your artwork make you think of?
    - If you were small enough to jump into this artwork, where would you be? Why?
    - How does this artwork sound?
    - How does this artwork make you move?
  3. What did you like about this activity? Why?
  4. Give your artwork a name.
  • Subjects:

    • Language Arts,

    • Mathematics,

    • Visual Arts

  • Grades:

    • Pre-Kindergarten,

    • Kindergarten,

    • Grade 1

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