Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day and 2D Shapes Fun

Here's is a real easy Valentine's Day Craft which can also be part of a Math Activity on 2D Shapes.


2D Heart Person - Fun with Math Shapes


Materials needed:
  • construction or computer paper
  • scissors
  • pencil/marker/crayons
  • stapler
  • glue
  • google eyes (optional)



Directions
  • Draw or trace a heart 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). (The heart shapes and strips could be pre-made and already cut for younger students.)
  • 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.  

Common Core Aligned

This heart shaped craft can be a good introduction to a study or review of 2D Shapes (geometry). The Common Core Standards  have students in kindergarten identifying squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, and hexagons. Grade 1 students also need to compose trapezoids. Grade 2 students need to also recognize and draw quadrilaterals and pentagons.

Follow-Up
As a follow-up, students could make other 2D people. Please click on the link below to see an earlier post with Cecil Circle, Olivia Octagon, etc.

 ~ http://learningideasgradesk-8.blogspot.com/2011/09/2d-shape-people-crafts-activity.html

Have fun with 2D Shapes and Happy Valentine's Day! 














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