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Book of Shapes


Book of Shapes

[20 Minutes]

Once your child knows his basic shapes, spend a few minutes together making and decorating a shape book.

You'll need:

• construction paper • old file folder • pencil • scissors • hole punch • metal rings • markers • crayons • stickers or stamps (OPTIONAL)

What to do:

  1. Cut out construction paper shapes of various sizes and colors.
  2. Help your child use the hole punch to make one hole in the center of the left side of each shape.
  3. Invite him to assemble the shapes into a ring-bound book with a metal ring. You can also tie the pages together with yarn or string.
  4. Encourage him to decorate each shape to represent a real-life object. (For example: a beach ball, a piece of pie, and so on)
  5. Challenge your child to seek out more shapes to add to his book.

Let's Talk: Ideas to Explore Together.

  • Let's look at your book together. Tell me about what you did to make each page special.
  • Can you find me an object in this room that is the same shape as the one in your book?

Useful information:

While you are having fun together, this activity helps your child develop small muscle skills and math concepts.

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