Here’s an easy activity with symmetry that is fun (but can get messy).
- Discuss the x-axis and the y-axis (and even tell them about the positive and negative sides.
- Talk about prepositions: Right, left, above, below, beside, next to, etc.
- You can discuss how your globs of paint changed shape a bit. In my example there are now 4 separate parts of blue, 2 red shapes, and one yellow shape.
- To give older kids a challenge, they can measure and pinpoint the parts that did not come out exactly symmetrical ; )
Have fun with symmetry! Drawing with symmetry is also fun, but I find the paint so tempting : )
See you Thursday, where I hope you can link up with MaTh activity Thursday!