Make a 100 Shapes Mural
Celebrate the 100th day of school by creating a math-inspired mural! Count shapes all the way up to 100 for each day of school that has gone by this year. Introduce your child to the work of French artist Henri Matisse to help him find inspiration for his mural.
Creating a mural is a great way to celebrate this special school milestone while also learning about important art and math concepts. 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!
What You Need:
- 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