Once we had our Legos, I gave each of the kids a paper plate with red paint on it. You'll notice that we had used these plates before - waste not, want not, my friends!
The kids explored stamping their Legos in different ways to see what shapes they could make. My 2-year-old figured out how to use the top of his Legos to make circle patterns. (Did you notice he was also wearing red for Red Day?)
One of my 4-year-olds commented that the small long Legos made a ladder shape when she thought it would be a rectangle.
The kids happily made squares, circles, and rectangles for over half an hour and filled several sheets of construction paper. They even created patterns around the edges of their papers and tried to make pictures out of their shapes.
They are already asking if we can do this again with other colors.
If you are looking for more shape activities, you may want to check out our Shape Vehicles and Rock Shapes.
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