This is a FUN and ENGAGING way for students to understand 2D and 3D shapes through hands on learning! Students build 2D and 3D shapes using toothpicks and playdough (can use marshmallows or other candy)! Students will learn to understand a shape's properties by recognizing sides, flat surfaces, edges, and vertices. Please see the preview for everything included!
Maker Space Work Mats
Shaper Maker Cards
Playdough (marshmallows or other candy work well too)
Dry Erase Marker
Teacher Prep Directions:
Print maker space work mats and shape cards on cardstock and laminate.
Cut apart shape cards.
Provide students with toothpicks and playdough.
Take one Maker Space Work Mat.
Place one shape card on the box provided on the work mat.
Make the shape using the toothpicks (sides/edges) and playdough (vertices).
Record your answers in the box.