Monday, March 25, 2013

3D Shapes and More - Manic Monday Freebie Time

Shapes to Explore and the students want more.  Geometry is such a fun hands on unit. The students are completely engaged in the activities and learning without even knowing it.
  Here is a great little poem I found on Pinterest from Caitlin at Kinder Garden.

After exploring the 3D shaped manipulatives, students traced around each shape and labeled them.  
Next up a little treat. 
Marshmallows and Toothpicks. ( The round toothpicks work better. They are a little sturdier)
I gave each student a cup of mini-marshmallows and a hand full of toothpicks. 
Directions: Explore and Create.
Check out some of their creations below. 

Here are my 3D Shapes Posters if you need them.
Just click on the picture to download them.
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  1. Way to go on making Geometry fun for your students. Love the marshmallow activity.

    Hopkins' Hoppin' Happenings

  2. Such wonderful ideas! Love the GLAD song and fun activity, I'm saving these ideas for geometry next year! I'm your newest follower!!

    Teaching's a Hoot

  3. I heart your freebie! Thank you for sharing! I pinned your freebie for all my Pinterest followers to see! P.S. I am a newbie blogger and I’m your newest follower too!

    I Heart My Kinder Kids

  4. Thanks for sharing the shape posters and poem. We're going to tuck these away for next year's shape work!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  5. Thanks for the shout out on the poem, Sandra! I followed you too. :)

  6. Hey! Thanks for popping by my blog. I've only been on TBTS for less than a week and I'm already obsessed!

    Those marshmallow/toothpick shapes are always a big hit in my class each year! Funny story- I have one kid allergic to EVERYTHING who discovered he can eat marshmallows thanks to this little lesson :) I was soooo excited to finally discover a treat I can feed him on special occasions and class parties!

    The Lower Elementary Cottage

  7. Fantastic fun activity!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower!

    Science for Kids Blog