3D shapes Christmas Town Map



We had such a good time with our 3D shapes unit this year! We have always built shapes from gumdrops and toothpicks, but this year we decided to have our students turn their shapes into something "real!" What that means is that when they created a cone from paper, they decorated it and it became a Christmas tree. A cube became a house and a pyramid was attached to the cube to create the roof! To create the house, children used toothpicks and gumdrops. A rectangular prism and a cube became a Christmas train (This was hard!) and a Styrofoam ball sphere became a light when it was placed upon a cylinder lamp post! We gave the children little Christmas people that they colored and attached to a toothpick and gumdrop. This allowed children to move their Christmas people around the town. Each child made a paper lake and we sprinkled diamond dust glitter around the ground for snow. We used corrugated cardboard as a base with a piece of 12" x 18" construction paper glued upon the cardboard. (We went to our local grocery store and asked for their flattened boxes and then cut them apart!) The children LOVED this activity! AND they could name every shape when they were finished! This could also be done in a Winter unit and be called "Snow Town" or something cuter than that! :)

These pictures really do not show how cute the towns turned out, but hopefully they show what fun our students had with them! :)

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea! I just might have to borrow it! I can teach 3G shapes with mapping! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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