Literature Connections

As in any other area of Kindergarten math, picture books are a great connection and a natural lead-in to concepts.  Here’s a selection of books to use – please share ones you’ve read to the class

Spatial 2D Shapes 3D Shapes
Goldilocks and The Three Bears
– students can act out the story while stating their positional language.
The Wing On A Flea by Ed Emberley
– a book full of pictures that have been created using shapes. Students can look at the pictures and see if they can find all the shapes.
Up, Up Down by Robert Munsch
– a follow up activity can involve students joining into repeating patterns in the story as you read the book.
Three Pigs, One Wolf, And Seven Magic Shapes by Grace Maccarone – this book can be used to introduce students to decomposing or composing of other shapes.
Rosie’s Walk
– this book can be used to spatial location and language. You can use the book or watch the video. As a follow up, try taking your kids on a walk of the school playground. The teacher or a students can lead the walk. Have the students describe their location using positional language. It can be lots of fun!
Eye Spy Shapes by Debbie MacKinnon
– follow up activity might include students drawing a picture with hidden shapes in it. These pictures can then be laminated and put in the math center for students to use.
Over, Under and Through by Tana Hoban Shapes At The Mall (Nelson)
The Map by L. Harcourt The Shape of Me and Other Stuff by Dr. Seuss
– a book with illustrations that are made up of 2D shapes.
Inside, Outside, Upside Down by Jan Barenstain Colour Zoo by Lois Ehlert
I Went to Grandma’s House (Gage)
Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert
Curious George Shapes by Margret and H.A. Rey
What Is Square?
What Is Round?
What Is A Triangle?

Books by Rebecca Kai Dotlich


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