A fun maths games for students which can be set up as a maths center. This activity can be started simply and expanded over a period of time as children build up their shape recognition.
Contains 8 shape monsters, and 144 shape cards - 9 of each shape in the same color as the monster, and 9 of each shape in varying colors. Shapes included are rectangle, circle, square, triangle, hexagon, star, octagon and heart.
Print and laminate the shape monsters and shape cards for durability.
Start off by setting out two or three shape monsters, and the shape cards that match the color of the monster. Encourage children to say the name of the shapes as they sort the shape cards and feed them to the right shape monster (place them on his mouth on the shape monster mat) You can also ask questions, such as how many sides the shape has, the color of the shape etc
Gradually add more shape monsters, or swap them to different ones, and include shapes of varying colors.
To make this even more fun, you could stick the shape monster pictures to boxes, and cut holes where their mouths are for the children to post the shapes through.