This week we will recap names and properties 2D and 3D shapes.
2D shapes – Flat shapes
3D shapes – Solid shapes
Show the children a picture which has been made of different shapes.
What shapes can you see in the picture?
Can you make your own picture using shapes?
ACTIVITIES TO EXPLORE SHAPES
Ask children to explore which 2D shapes they make as they print with the flat face of the 3D shapes. (you can use LEGO, building blocks, junk etc.)
Which 3D shape will print a triangle?
Which 3D shape will print more than 1 shape?
Use planks, sticks, ropes to create 2D shapes.
Can you make a stick triangle? Square?
How many sticks did they use for each shape?
Is it possible to make a circle using sticks?
What would be better to make a circle?
Use playdough to make flat 2D shapes
Use playdough and sticks or straws to make solid 3D shapes
Look around your house or outdoors to find 2D and 3D shapes
Ask your child what 3D shapes they used for their models.
e.g. cereal box = cuboid