I was TOTALLY inspired by this picture:
Yes, it’s an adorable paper Thanksgiving craft. But it could be SO MUCH MORE! Imagine doing this with your 5th or 6th graders. You first tell them to make a turkey, using any shapes.
Then after they’re done putting the shapes together (and BEFORE they glue on the turkey’s body), they have to figure out all the math characteristics of their project. Including:
- number of triangles, rectangles, squares, trapezoids, etc.
- Number of vertices, edges, etc.
- acute, obtuse and right angles
- And the list goes on!
Anyway, I thought this would be a cool way to merge math and art. Know of any other great Thanksgiving crafts or activities for kids? Let me know!