How to Learn Basic Shapes by Making a Shape Mobile

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In this activity, caregivers and young learners work together to craft and talk about shapes and relative positions of such shapes by creating a mobile. Activity includes suggested questions for caregivers to keep the conversations going and a helpful how-to video. A Spanish version is also included.

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Learning Time:

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:

English, Spanish


  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
    • Measurement
      • Size and Scale
      • Circles
      • Polygons

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Toys


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  • Free access



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