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.
Assortment of coloured paper
Plain white paper
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.
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.
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.