This post provides an easy introductory Montessori inspired activity to geometry for your preschoolers. Children are ripe for learning in preschool. They are build a foundation for abstract thinking early in their development. The best part is that this stuff is FUN for children and remarkably effective.
Elementary Math Manipulative Labels (With Strategies and Activity Ideas!)
Math / Art : tessellations, pattern blocks, polygons ~ I did this activity on the same day that I began a unit on Eric Carle collages - working with the shapes of the pattern blocks made the students aware of spatial relationships in a way that carried over into their working with shapes of their own making. In the creation of individual collages, each student really filled the page to the very edges of the composition!