Build a Castle...and Explore First Grade Geometry!
In first grade, young mathematicians expand on their early shape identification skills by going “3-D." Now, they'll begin to work on identifying spheres, cones, cylinders, and cubes. You can engage your first grader with these fundamentals outside of the classroom with this homemade castle activity. In addition to being fun and educational for your child, this project utilizes reusable, recyclable materials that are easily available right at home!
What You Need:
- Large shoebox lid, or lid from a paper carton
- Clean milk cartons: pint, quart, or half-gallon
- Cardboard paper towel or toilet paper tubes
- Paper cups
- Empty thread spools
- Aluminum foil
- Straight (non-bendable) drinking straws
- Ice cream cones
- Oatmeal boxes (the round tubular kind)
- Ping pong balls
- Nontoxic tempera paint
- Glue, string, markers, tape