by Lois Ehlert
What Shapes would you use to make a turtle?
Geometry Transforming Shapes
Activities to Do Together:
Take a walk and talk about the shapes you see. What shapes do you see in different objects? For example, a street sign may be made of rectangles, ovals, octagons, and squares.
Write 10 different shape names on sticky notes. Find the 10 shapes and label them with their shape name.
Ask your child to recall and draw the shapes they saw throughout the book. Cut out the shapes and group them by attribute. Ask your child to tell you how they grouped the shapes.
Where do you see shapes during the day? What types of shapes have you noticed in every day objects?
Look at the ox, if the shapes were arranged differently would it still be an ox? What other shapes could you use to make an ox? What other shapes could you use to make a lion and a monkey?
Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts:
circle, diamond, heart, hexagon, octagon, oval, rectangle, square, triangle