## Thursday, September 15, 2011

### 2D Shape People Crafts Activity

Math and Arts & Crafts Activity

Children might enjoy making these cute SHAPE PEOPLE as they learn about 2-D Shapes.

 Olivia Octagon

Materials
• Construction Paper
• Pencil
• Scissors
• Glue or Stapler
• Marker or crayons

Directions
• 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.
• 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)

 Cecil Circle

Possible shapes to use:
• circle
• triangle (equilateral, isosceles, scalene)
• quadrilateral (square, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, rhombus)
• pentagon
• hexagon
• heptagon
• octagon
• nonagon
• decagon

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

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