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Shape Train
Submitted by Illian
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paste
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut two circles, one triangle, one large square, and one rectangle from the paper. They can then add the circles to the bottom of the square and the rectangle standing up on top of the square and the triangle pointy end to the square. Then let your children paint their train. This makes a cute train and lets your children see how different shapes can go together to form a unique shape.
Idea:
Provide your children shapes made out of sandpaper, corrugated cardboard, oak tag, and foam for your children to use as stencils or for rubbings.
Submitted by Jenny
Many Shape
Submitted by Ginger
What You Need:
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Paper
What You Do:
  • Give your children as many different shapes as you can think of (or have them cut them out) Then explain to them how shapes can go together to make different objects and have them be creative to make a wonderful design. They can then paint on the details.
    Additionally your children can make a shape collages on any shape they choose
Idea:
Make Puffy Shapes by putting tissue paper on shapes with starch.
Idea:
To make a shape collage have your children paint with colored glue and then put shapes on top of it.
Submitted by Ginger
Sally Square
Submitted by Courtney
What You Need:
  • Paper
  • Paste
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Have your children cut out two- 1" white square (eyes), One-1" brown square (nose), a 2" red square (mouth), and Two - 2" blue squares (feet) Also provide them with four long yellow strips for arms and legs (have children fold back and forth to make legs zigzag). Finally, give them a 9" square body and have them put it together. They can use paint to personalize their Sally Square. For added effect you can add goggly eyes
Idea:
Provide your children with different sizes of circles and have them make a circle dinosaur.
Submitted by Nancy
Idea:
Use toilet tissue rolls, plastic cups, corks, coasters, etc to make circle stamps for your children to use.
Submitted by Amy
Shapely Stained Glass
Submitted by Lisa
What You Need:
  • Cardboard
  • Cellophane
  • Paint
What You Do:
  • Cut out a shape out of cardboard. Then cut several smaller shapes out of the cardboard shape. Next have your children paint the cardboard black and put cellophane over the smaller cutouts to make a wonderful stain glass look.
Idea:
have your children make shapes on paper. Then put spaghetti around the shape and let dry. The spaghetti will harden in the shape the children put that in.
Idea:
Make a shape frame using contact paper and cardboard. On the open contact paper have your children make a collage of different shapes that they have cut out. This makes a great classroom hanging
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