Maths activity : Make a 100 shapes mural

Learning maths with murals

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Make a 100 Shapes Mural

Practice counting by creating this math-inspired mural! This activity lets your child count shapes all the way up to 100. It also introduces him to the work of French artist Henri Matisse. Your child will explore geometry, patterns, scale, and symmetry and use creative thinking and problem solving as he immerses himself in the wonderful world of art and mural making. As he cuts out his shapes, he’ll practice counting, shape recognition, and develop those fine motor skills, too!

Related: Ways to teach counting to preschool kids

What You Need:

  • The large piece of poster board or cardboard (try reusing the side of a cardboard packing box)
  • Paper in a variety of colors, textures, and patterns
  • Clear-drying non-toxic glue or glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

What You Do:

  1. Discuss different types of shapes with your child for a good lesson in geometry. Talk about circles, triangles, rectangles, and squares, and what distinguishes each shape from the others. Discuss organic shapes like clouds, flowers, and clovers, too.
  2. Have your child use a pencil (and ruler when needed) to draw the shapes he wants to use onto different pieces of paper, varying the size of each one. Have him number each shape with a pencil as he goes to help him keep track of the count.
  3. Have your child carefully cut out the shapes.
  4. Help your child glue the shapes onto the poster board or cardboard, arranging them and overlapping them artfully as you go.
  5. Set the mural aside to dry completely.
  6. Once dry, have your child count all the shapes in the mural. How many circles does he count? Rectangles? How about red shapes?
  7. Remember, murals can be very large. Try taping a few pieces of poster board together and using large shapes and numbers for a wall-sized work!

Thank you very much for wonderful maths activity and expert post. I and my kids enjoyed making maths murals of different shapes. My younger one knows triangle, square, circle and rectangle shapes now. It was easy for me to teach her these shapes using murals. I  hope you too liked this interesting maths activity using murals. Please update your feedbacks in comments.





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