Your little ones will love this 3d shape sort. Children will make flowers by sorting pictures of real-life 3d shapes.
April showers bring May flowers. Well, this April we have certainly had our fair share of showers, and the flowers are blooming.
It is the best part of spring…..the slowly warming temps and the beautiful flowers in bloom.
Well, today we are going to make some flowers, math style.
It’s time for a 3d shape sort.
So this one is a little cutting heavy! But you can make it where it can be used over and over again.
- Begin by printing off the flowers and petals on card stock paper.
- Next, cut out the petals and the flowers.
- Of course, for extra durability, you will want to laminate them.
- As an option, you can place magnets on the back of the flowers and have the children put them together on a magnetic whiteboard.
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3d Shape Sort
Now comes the fun part…..the sort.
1. To begin, place all the flowers on the whiteboard or a table.
2. If this is a newer concept for your child or children, read the name of each shape, and have the child describe what they see.
3. Now hand them a petal. Have them find the shape that looks like the real-life picture and place the petal on the flower. As they are doing this I would have them say the name of the shape. If you are working with a child that struggles with speech or communicating, that constant repetition will help them be able to recall and say the word later.
And that’s it. Such a simple activity, but with lots of learning!!!!
Oh and don’t forget to let them explore the shapes in real life too.
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