Thursday, October 28, 2010

stART Shapes Revisited


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I wanted to do one more activity with Three Pigs One Wolf and Seven Magic Shapes before I return it to the library. We read the story again and looked at the shapes. I then took Selena’s crayons and asked her how many shapes she thought she could make. The only rule was she couldn’t draw them, she had to use the crayons themselves to form the shapes. I didn’t give her any assistance on this, she was all on her own.

100_3767 She made a triangle and informed me it took 3 items to make a triangle. We discussed how the three items made the 3 sides of the triangle, with 3 corners.

100_3768 She thought about this hard and long, then made a square. She was pretty excited when she was done. Again she informed me it took 4 items to make the square. We discussed how it took 4 items to make the 4 sides and 4 corners. At this point she was just so excited with herself that she had made a triangle and a square, that I knew there would be no more shapes, so we just started having some fun.


Selena put a crayon in the center of her square, which she was pretty proud of doing, then I showed her how to balance a crayon over the top of that.

I am linking up at A Mommy’s Adventure and at JDaniel4’s Mom.

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  1. C would love this! She formed the letters for her name with crayons the other day, and was pretty proud of herself. I didn't think to use them to make shapes - but that would be fun :)

  2. What a great activity to go with your book. Emily would really enjoy this too, she always makes letters with her markers and gets so excited about it!

    Thank you for linking to stART

  3. This is a great idea. We did a similar activity with craft sticks some time ago - time to pull them out again!

  4. Such a simple activity with the common crayon...everyone should be able to do this one easily! Way to think out of the box.

  5. Oh we love playing with shapes! And love how you played with your crayons! Very fun!

    Kids Get Crafty

  6. What a great idea! My kids would love that.

    This book has been on my list to check out sometime, but I haven't followed through yet.

  7. I love using crayon to make shapes what a great idea.

    Please stop by and link it to Read.Explore.Learn.

    JDaniel4's Mom

  8. I played with my crayons more than colored with them when I was a child LOL! Fun!

  9. Such a fun and simple tie in with the book. My three year old would love this.

    I popped in from Read. Explore. Learn