Last week’s Discover and Explore linky was all about fun math activities for kids. For today’s features let’s look at some great hands-on ways to teach kids about shapes.
Make shape rocks for kids to use for play and learning. Fun-A-Day shares some excellent ideas for using them.
Scavenger hunts are always a hit around here. Buggy and Buddy has a free printable to take along with you for a shape scavenger hunt at the playground.
Making shape collages like these from Homegrown Friends can be a great way to expose young kids to shapes. The process also promotes creativity.
Make your own geoboard with this tutorial from Crayon Box Chronicles. I love the use of fabric loops in this one!
Fun-A-Day has another homemade geoboard that is super easy to make and great for letting kids create their own shapes.
These posts and other highlights have been pinned to the Discover and Explore Pinterest Board.
More Math and Science Activities with Fizz, Pop, Bang!
Fizz, Pop, Bang! Playful Science and Math Activities is designed to bring hands-on fun to math and science play. It’s full of engaging and powerful learning opportunities in math and science, shared through ideas that incorporate art, play, sensory learning and discovery, for a whole-brain approach.
It includes 40 educational projects and 20 printables including a set of build-your-own 3D shape blocks, engineering challenge cards and a range of math games.