Y’all our Feed the _____ activities are some of your favorites. For some reason, our Lil’s just love the idea of feeding an animal. On our recent trip to the zoo, we saw a polar bear swimming laps and ever since we have been obsessed. Rea tells anyone who will listen about her encounter with the polar bears, so this activity is inspired by that experience.
This preschool activity will work on identifying shapes. Lil’ Explorers will be identifying 2D shapes and Lil’ Creators will be identifying 3D shapes.
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Lil’ Explorers Focus Skills


  • Identify common 2-dimensional shapes such as squares, rectangles, triangles, heart, star, circle, semi-circle, oval, diamond

Lil’ Creators Focus Skills


  • Identify common 3-dimensional shapes such as cube, sphere, cylinder, cone, pyramid

Required Materials

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Feed the Polar Bear Template

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*White Paper


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    Step #1
    Print and cut out the Feed the Polar Bear Template.


    Step #2
    Wrap a small box in white paper and glue on the polar bear face.
    Step #3
    Cut a hole for the mouth of the polar bear.
    Step #4
    Invite your Lil’ to feed the polar bear various shaped fish.

    You can help them identify each shape as they feed it to the polar bear or you can call out certain shapes for your Lil’ to feed the polar bear.

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