Geometric Character

Design a character using geometric shapes. Use Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons for a no mess, temporary product!

  • 1.

    Students review the identifying traits of the following geometric shapes: triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

  • 2.

    Give students individual white boards, or a space on a classroom white board. Photo paper or white plastic plates can be substituted for white boards.

  • 3.

    Provide students with Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons.

  • 4.

    Ask the students to draw a character using only the following geometric shapes: triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes. Remind them that if they make errors, they can easily be erased and changed.

  • 5.

    Ask the students to find a partner and take turns identifying the geometric shapes they find in each others’ characters.

Standards

  • LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • MATH: Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes, such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces. Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.
  • MATH: Reason with shapes and their attributes.
  • VA: Students will investigate, plan and work through materials and ideas to make works of art and design.

Adaptations

  • Children create a writing piece about their character to present to the class.
  • Use white paper and Crayola® Washable Markers in place of dry-erase crayons.
  • Have children select a specific character from a book or movie. In addition to identifying the shapes in pairs, children can try to identify the character illustrated!