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Create-A-Shape



Materials:

Wooden unit blocks



Instructions:

1. Give children wooden unit blocks shaped like triangles, rectangles, squares, etc.
2. Talk about using shapes to create other shapes. For example, show the children how to use
two triangles to form a square, two squares to form a rectangle, etc.
3. Have the children experiment with different combinations to form new shapes. Ask them what
shapes they can make with two rectangles, four triangles, etc.
4. Encourage the children to create more complex designs such as an arrow, a house or an ice
cream cone.
Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Science Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center: Science/Discovery/Nature
Topic: Shapes
Content: Science
Area: Fine Motor
Age: 4 Years Old
Interaction: Individual Child

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