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)

  • 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.

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.


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

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