Math and Arts & Crafts Activity
Children might enjoy making these cute SHAPE PEOPLE as they learn about 2-D Shapes.
- Construction Paper
- Glue or Stapler
- Google Eyes (optional)
- Marker or crayons
- Decide which 2-D shape(s) to create.
- Draw or trace the shape onto construction paper. (This is the body.)
- Recreate the shape 4 more times in a smaller version (for hands and feet).
- Cut out the 5 shapes.
- Cut 4 strips of paper (approximately 1 inch wide).
- Accordian fold the strips. These will be the arms and legs.
- Use glue or stapes to attach all the pieces.
- Draw facial features and/or add google eyes.
- Hang on wall, bulletin board, etc.
- If desired, punch a small hole at the top and hang your shape person from the ceiling with a string, yarn, etc.
- Children (or adults) can label the shapes (octagon, pentagon, etc.).
- Students can use alliteration to give names to their shapes. (Examples: Olivia Octagon, Tommy Triangle, Paula Pentagon)
Possible shapes to use:
- triangle (equilateral, isosceles, scalene)
- quadrilateral (square, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, rhombus)
Other math vocabulary which may be included in this activity
Similar: when figures have the same shape but different size (large and small shapes)
Congruent: when figures have the same shape and size