These Printable 2D Shapes STEM Building Mats are a great tool for hands-on learning about 2D shapes and their attributes in your classroom or homeschool room.
Easy to download, print and build, the printable pack includes eight common 2D shapes – triangle, square, rectangle, pentagon, hexagon, octagon, rhombus and parrallelogram, as well as four bonus mats featuring stars, an arrow, cross and house.
Printable 2D Shapes STEM Building Mats: Craft Stick Shapes
The pages can be printed as full page activity mats or, alternatively, print two or four to a page to create a set of STEM challenge cards.
I suggest protecting printed mats or cards by laminating or placing into a protective, plastic sleeve.
How to Use the Craft Stick 2D Shapes STEM Building Mats
Pair with a set of popsicle or craft sticks and your students are ready to build – a great hands-on learning resource that makes a great follow up to your 2D shape circle time (be sure to also check our collection of Shapes Rhymes for 20 shape themed rhymes, action songs and finger plays and our list of 25+ 2D Shapes Books as part of your lesson planning).
Students simply work to recreate the shape shown on each mat with their own collection of craft sticks. They are also able to trace over the name of the shape with a whiteboard maker (this can be easily removed from laminated mats or plastic sleeves so that the same set of mats can be re-used over and over).
The mats make a great addition to math stations or rotations within the classroom or can be used as a quiet activity for early finishers.
Download Instructions: 2D Shapes Building Mats
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Printable 2D Shapes Building Mats. Save the PDF to your computer. Open the PDF to print the pages you require. Please carefully read the printing instructions included within the document.
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