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Learn about geometric shapes and practice drawing sensational squares, terrific triangles, and other perfect polygons!
Organize students at the reading rug, or some other gathering spot in the classroom. Pose questions about geometry and shapes. How many different geometric shapes can you name? How can you tell the differences between each shape? Document student responses on a white board using Crayola Dry-Erase Markers. Share several electronic photograph of well-known mosaics with students. Provide time for them to discuss what they are observing. Inform the group that they will each be making a mosaic!
Return students to their work areas and provide them with Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils, Crayola Scissors and scraps of gift wrapping paper. Invite students to draw several small images of their favorite geometric shapes. Cut out the shapes with scissors.
On construction paper, students lay their shapes in a personally pleasing mosaic pattern, leaving spaces between the pieces. Attach with Crayola School Glue. Dry.
With Crayola Gel Markers, students draw lines and designs in between the geometric shapes for a quilt-like effect.
Display student artwork on a classroom bulletin board.
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