Use the scissors to cut shapes out of cardboard boxes.
Regular shapes work best (triangles, squares, circles). Make
lots of shapes with different sizes.
Color the shapes with paints.
Give a box full of shapes to kids and let them have fun.
Old cereal boxes work well.
Store the shapes in a box covered with colorful pictures or paper.
Have the children help make or paint the shapes.
Different boxes can have different themes (e.g. weather
shapes, animal shapes).
Thank you to Vesna for sending in this project idea.
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