Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Solid Shapes topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Getting into Shapes

Have your child put together different shapes to create a new shape. If you do not have building blocks at home, you can use household items such as cans, boxes, balls, and dice. Have your child put different objects or shapes together and then discuss the new shape. What happens if you put two cubes together? What shape does it become? Your child can stack and attach different shapes together to create a shape sculpture.

Organizing the Pantry

The kitchen or pantry is a great place to find different solid shapes. Have your child collect different items and sort them by shape. This will enable your child to see how the dimensions of rectangular prisms, cylinders, and other solid shapes can be drastically different. A tuna can is a cylinder that is short and squat, but a glass can be a cylinder that’s tall and skinny. Encourage your child to describe how the shapes are alike and different.

Filed as:  Geometry, K-3, Math, Solid Shapes