Shapes are the building blocks to math. These shape creatures help demonstrate shapes in everyday life. Give children a shape and have them fold it in half and decorate the shape to look like an animal or other everyday object such as a house or a tree.
Discuss with the children:
How many sides are there?
Why does the circle rock while the other shapes do not?
Does the shape make a new shape after it is folded?
This exercise gives children a better understanding symmetry, shapes, and how they can be manipulated.
Related online training:
Traditional Washington STARS Continuing Education OnlineWashington Core Competency: Curriculum and Learning Environment [3 hours]
Oregon Core Body of Knowledge: Learning Environments & Curriculum [3 hours]
Child care professionals: This course is approved for Washington and Oregon only.