I know that you have seen my acrylic boards and shapes, which builds on learning shapes, but here’s a way to use them that you might not have heard of! And involves magnets, paperclips, string and a rod. Yep, shape fishing!!
To set up this learning shapes activity, you will need:
- Acrylic Shapes Board
- Acrylic Shapes
- Paper clips
- Something to use as a rod (stick, ruler, wooden spoon, etc)
- Water or water beads (or maybe even blue coloured rice!)
Simply create a rod and go shape fishing.
This game is great for building visual spatial awareness, gross motor and fine motor skills, and because it encourages movements to cross the midline. Which means that kids are using both sides of their brain to coordinate their movements. Being able to cross the midline will assist your kids in the classroom when they are reading and writing, and so much more!
Now, once everything is set up, this can be done as a simple shape fishing game, or we can begin to get a little more complex by adding the different shapes to a dice to be rolled and that shape is to be selected, or the kids could even attempt to do this blindfolded and try and guess what shape it is before matching it up!