Learning the shapes is fun. In our learning cabinet I keep different baskets containing manipulatives, amongst them there is a bag full of wooden shapes like stars, squares, circles, and triangles. There are many ways we use them and I try to keep it different for the kids. Often times, they use them during their free-play time at the table and build towers. So fun. I love hearing them giggle as they try to keep the tower from falling.
This time I got out the shapes, paint, and brushes to make a Colorful Shapes Collage.
- wooden shapes
- washable paint
- painting smocks
- Set the paint on the table and let the children choose their colors.
- Demonstrate (if necessary) how to paint using the brush.
- Stamp the paper
- Have fun!
This was a fun, very hands-on, and interactive activity.