Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Geometric shapes collage activity

This is a simple but really engaging activity I did with my kids recently. It provided a lot of scope for learning opportunities and creativity but was also lots of fun. So I thought it would be worth sharing.

Materials/Supplies
Assortment of coloured paper
Plain white paper
Glue/paste
Scissors
Crayons/markers/pencils

Instructions/Preparation
Cut out geometric shapes of varying sizes from the coloured paper (squares, rectangles, triangles, circles etc.) and sort them into different containers. I chose to sort them by colour.

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Lay out the plain white paper together with the containers of coloured shapes and the other supplies (glue/paste, scissors, crayons/markers/pencils). Then just let the kids dive in.

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Allow the kids free hand to create anything they like out of the coloured shapes. I also cut out white circles and added a black dot in the middle for the children to use as eyes to add character to some of their creations.

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Encourage the children to use the scissors to customise the coloured paper to whatever other sizes and shapes they like. They can also use the crayons/markers/pencils to add further detail to their creations.

Talk about the children’s creations together with them afterwards. Point out the different shapes they have chosen to use in their creations.

3 comments:

  1. we did this as an activity too for Shern's train birthday party, and it was a big hit among the kids!

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    1. I remember that party, Shu-Yin. And I definitely was thinking about it as I was preparing this activity :)

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  2. A cool idea Serene! WIll have to keep it in mind.

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