Become the Sherlock Holmes of Shapes
         Step 1: Things You'll Need
         Step 2: Shape Hunt
         Step 3: Cut to the Chase
         Step 4: It's Taking Shape
         Step 5: Make It Stick
         Step 6: A Bright Idea
         Step 7: Make It Ship Shape
         Step 8: Take Credit For Being a Super Sleuth
         Step 9: Good Job! You Cracked The Case

        To create Shape Detective, you will need:

        1. Materials
          • Digital Camera
          • Construction Paper
          • Photos
          • Craft Supplies
          • Crayons
          • Glue
          • Glue Stick
          • Scissors

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        Become the Sherlock Holmes of Shapes

        Shapes are everywhere—you just have to know what to look for! A dinner plate might be a circle; a piece of pizza might be a triangle; and a door frame might be a rectangle. Talk to your child about different shapes, then break out your camera or sketch pad and scout your house for more.

        Step 1: Things You'll Need

        Collect the items from the materials list.
        Little Hands Tip: Point out ten different shapes from around the room.

        Step 2: Shape Hunt

        With your child, look around your house for different shapes. When you find a shape, take a photo of it. Once you've found at least three different shapes, print out the photos. If you don't have a camera, you can do a little detective work in some old magazines.
        Little Hands Tip: Name each shape as you find it.

        Step 3: Cut to the Chase

        Once you have your photos or magazine pictures, carefully cut around the shape in each picture.
        Little Hands Tip: Point out the angles, lines and curves of each shape. What makes a circle different from a square?

        Step 4: It's Taking Shape

        Time to make a collage! Lay the shapes out on a piece of construction paper in whatever arrangement you like. Then, attach the photos to the construction paper using a glue stick.

        Step 5: Make It Stick

        Using glue or a glue stick, draw an outline around each shape.

        Step 6: A Bright Idea

        Sprinkle glitter on the glue outline. After this dries, it will create a pretty border, and your shape collage will sparkle!

        Step 7: Make It Ship Shape

        Add to the collage with other pieces of construction paper, fabric, crayons, or markers.

        Step 8: Take Credit For Being a Super Sleuth

        When you're finished, don't forget to sign your name on your shape collage!

        Step 9: Good Job! You Cracked The Case

        Display your shape collage somewhere special. But remember—a shape detective's work is never done! Always be on the lookout for new shapes wherever you go!
        Little Hands Tip: What other shapes can you find?

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