Arts & Crafts
Basic Shape People
Submitted by: tinymont
Encourages kids to explore basic shapes to model the human body
18 - 60 months
0 - 8 tots
- 1 Yellow paper circle
- 3 Red paper squares (1 Whole Square & 2 squares cut in half)
- 1 Green paper triangle
- 1 Pair of safety scissors
- 1 Gluestick
- 1 Orange paper bow
- 1 Brown paper hat
- 1 Piece of plain paper
- 1 Marker (Any Color)
- Ask child to name each shape as you lay them down.
- Encourage child to move shapes around until the shapes model the human body. The circle represents the head. The triangle represents the upper body. The square represents lower body.
- Help child glue the circle, triangle, and one square in the correct order.
- Use the remaining two squares (which should be cut in half to make four pieces total) to represent arms and legs.
- Help child to glue arms and legs in the correct places in any position he or she likes.
- Encourage child to decorate the body with the bow and/or hat.
- Help child draw on circles for eyes, a triangle for a nose, and a rectangle for a mouth.
- Cognitive development » Logic & reasoning » Reasoning & problem solving
- Cognitive development » Logic & reasoning » Symbolic representation
- Fine motor skills » Hand eye coordination
- Fine motor skills » Bimanual manipulation
- Fine motor skills » Grasp