Use shapes to create pictures or new shapes
What You Need:
- A rectangular piece of heavy weight paper, e.g. cardstock, manila file folder or an empty cereal box.
- Scissors (with adult supervision and assistance).
What To Do:
- Cut out shapes to make tangram pieces. You should have 7 pieces (2 small triangles, 1 medium triangle, 2 large triangles, 1 square and 1 parallelogram. You can use the pattern included in this packet.
- Start with the Tangram Puzzle pieces together in a large square.
- Show your child how he can separate the large square into seven different shaped pieces. Name each shaped piece.
- Show your child how he can put the different shapes together to create a new shape or picture.
- You can also create Tangram puzzle outlines for your child to match the pieces.
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