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Glittery Geometric Mobile

Book: The GIANT Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6
Center:

Math/Numbers/Reasoning

Topic:

Shapes

Content:

Mathematics

Area:

Cognitive

Age:

3 through 4 Years Old

Interaction:

Large Group

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Materials:

sandpaper
scissors
colored construction paper
pencils
hole punch
glue
glitter
paper plates
yarn
coat hangers



Instructions:

1. From sandpaper, cut the following geometric shapes: circle, triangle, square,
rectangle, pentagon, and hexagon. Each shape should be about 3”.
2. Tell the children the names of the geometric shapes. Pass them around so the
children can feel the difference in the shapes.
3. Have the children trace the shapes onto colored construction paper.
4. Ask them to cut out the shapes and punch a
hole at the top of each shape.
5. Pour glitter on paper plates. Have the
children spread glue on their shapes
and dip them into the glitter.
Shake off the excess glitter.
6. Cut different lengths of yarn.
When the glitter has dried, tie
the yarn through the shapes
and tie to a coat hanger.
Hang the mobiles on
doorknobs, dresser pulls,
or curtain rods.
More to do Add more geometric shapes to the mobiles such as a rhombus, parallelogram,
trapezoid, and octagon.


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