Students make 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional dog faces using paper, crayons, liquid glue, and shaving cream.
Lesson Plan Ideas
Developed by: Samantha Bartholow, Early Childhood Educator, Honolulu, HI
For Grade: K
Students will practice math skills by sorting and creating 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes.
Common Core Standards
Identify shapes as 2-D (lying in a plane “flat”) or 3-D (“solid”)
Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
To prepare for this lesson plan, teachers should cut Tru-Ray® Construction Paper into the following shapes: Circle, Hexagon, Rectangle and Triangle.
- Students sit in a circle. Teacher places the construction paper shapes as well as the three dimensional shapes in the center of the circle. Class discusses the differences and similarities in 2-D and 3-D shapes.
- Students sort the shapes into two groups, 2-D and 3-D.
- Students construct a 2-D and 3-D dog face.
- With edges touching, tape in place.
Teacher shows students how to create an origami dog face step by step.
Cut Tru-Ray® Construction Paper into 9" x 9" squares for the students. Place it so that it is a diamond or rhombus on the table.
Fold the top corner down to the bottom corner to form a triangle.
Fold the left corner down to create an ear.
Fold the right corner down to create an ear.
Fold the bottom corner up to create a nose.
Teacher mixes equal parts liquid glue and shaving cream. Teacher adds a few drops of brown paint and stirs with a paintbrush. Students paint dots on their dog. (The mixture will dry raised.)
Students draw a 2-dimensional dog face on a separate square piece of construction paper.
Students discuss the similarities and differences in their art works!