Nets and Solids for Valentine's Day
This resource is intended to help students understand the relationship between nets and solids and offer a creative way for students to make Valentines to give to others for Valentine's Day. This resource also allows students to practice identifying and counting vertices, edges, and faces as they discover the relationship that the number of vertices plus the number of faces minus 2 is equal to the number of edges.
You can use the 8 different nets which are already filled with 12 different designs and/or the blank nets to have students decorate as desired. You can choose to print the design patterns that you like! Once decorated, the nets can be laminated (if you choose) and then cut out by only cutting on the boundary lines of each net. The student will then fold on each internal line so that the three-dimensional solid can be made. Use tape to join all edges except one.
On the blank notes provided, students can decide who they would like to give their Valentine to and complete the note to place inside of the solid before it is taped shut. Students will first decide if their note will “Share Love”, “Bring Joy”, “Give Hope”, or they can use the blank note. Students will write a message to the person that they will be giving the decorated Valentine solid with the written note. The note will be folded, as needed, to fit inside of the solid and the final edge taped shut.
Students can have one single solid as a Valentine or combine several of the solids together to make a larger Valentine. These solids can be hung from the classroom ceiling or wherever the teacher chooses to use them for decoration. The students can then take them to deliver to their selected person after they are no longer used to decorate the classroom.
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