As we have moved into learning about 3D shapes, the students have been experimenting with making their own shapes. I put together this invitation to play to get them thinking about the different shapes, and to see if they could build their own. I included:
- Popsicle sticks
- Pipe cleaners (cut in half)
- Tooth picks
- Modeling Clay (from the Dollar Store)
- “I can… create 3D shapes!” task cards (see bottom of post to download for free)
I was so impressed with how they did, and what they were able to do with these materials. Most students created 2 or 3 shapes, and worked together to figure out how to make them.
It was a very popular center, and they were already asking if they could have it out again the next time we did math centers!
If you would like to make a copy of the task cards, I am offering it as a freebie! I had 2 of these cards out at this center, and a couple more out at other centers. I cut them out, glued them to card stock, and laminated them. This way they stand up on their own in the stands and can be reused plenty of times!
Download these task cards for free: